Yes, 'Beyond the Spider-Verse' Will Feature Even More Spider-People

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Yes, 'Beyond the Spider-Verse' Is Even BiggerSony Pictures

This story contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Get ready web-slingers, because it's time for even more Spider-Man. For viewers who saw Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse in theaters, you likely caught many of the film's easter eggs. But fans will finally be able to comb through the movie frame-by-frame this Tuesday, October 31, when the animated sequel finally hits Netflix. In Across the Spider-Verse, there wasn't just one Spider-Man (or three)—it was every Spider-Man. That's thousands of Spideys to pinpoint, including Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) and Miguel O'Hara (Oscar Isaac). We're talking so many Spider-people that some of them are cars, dinosaurs, pigs, and anything you can possibly think would shoot webs out of a red-and-blue suit.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will also spill over into Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, which will cap the trilogy that began with 2018's much-celebrated Into the Spider-Verse. The film was originally planned to have a May 2024 release date, but production delays from the SAG-AFTRA strike have stalled their efforts. Writer Phil Lord told Digital Spy, "I can tell you we're already hard at work on it, and we'll take the time it takes to make it great."

Still, there's plenty to look forward to, as Shameik Moore explained to Esquire just how "cool" the big twist ending was for Across the Spider-Verse. "There was a Peter A. Parker from Miles's universe in the first film, and then Jake Johnson played Peter B. Parker. It's pretty much the same thing. They have [Moonlight's Jharrell Jones] playing that Miles." Jones's criminal Miles will likely test our Miles in a whole new way. "I hope it inspires everybody to pay attention to how they're wearing their mask, and I hope they support me when it's time to talk about this live-action Miles Morales movie," Moore added.

In an interview with Collider, Lord and co-writer Christopher Miller said that although we saw nearly a thousand different Spider-People in the new film, they still have plenty of surprises set up for the next installment. "You thought that you've seen every Spider-Person that you could imagine, but not every Spider-Person we can imagine," Lord joked. Silk, who is a Korean Spider-Woman with her own live-action film in development, has yet to make an appearance. There's also an adorable variant where Uncle Ben becomes Spider-Man and raises a young Peter. That may be a little canon-breaking for this universe, but after all, we're about to go Beyond the Spider-Verse.

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