Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse won’t be out for another 10 months, but in a surprise trailer reveal early Sunday, Marvel and Sony Pictures gave us our first look at the sequel to Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse . Officially, it’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) – that’s a bite, I know – because the sequel to Into the Spider-Verse was split into a two-part. The first look at Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse unites Miles Morales / Spider-Man (voiced by Shameik Moore) and his cross-dimensional love Gwen Stacy / Spider-Woman (Hailee Steinfeld) before swinging through other dimensions, including that which is clearly India for a while.
Sony Pictures India also announced that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will be available in theaters in India in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Miles is listening to “Sunflower” – the Post Malone and Swae Lee hit featured in Into the Spider-Verse – in his bedroom as the trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) opens. Little did he know that a multidimensional portal is opening above him, through which Gwen is staring home. After Gwen finally gets his attention by shouting his name, the clumsy Miles tries to clean up his act and asks about her welfare. “Ugh, that’s a long story,” says Gwen, “is that the room you grew up in?” Miles tries to play it off by hiding items that aren’t very “grown-up” before Gwen stumbles upon his drawings in a book. She thinks they’re good, but her face changes when she spots one of herself.
“I missed you too,” says Gwen cheekily when she gives him back his book. Miles wonders what Gwen is doing here in his dimension, assuming he would never see her again. “Do you want out of here?” Gwen asks him without answering, although it’s possible that the trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) cuts something in between to hide spoiler-like stuff. Miles says he’s on the floor at home, and Gwen turns out the window when she says “Bummer”. When Miles sets off to catch up with her, Gwen asks Miles, “Is Spider-Man grounded?” Miles hesitates for a while, but when Gwen raises her eyes in her Spider-Woman costume, Miles apparently agrees.
Cut to Miles in costumes being thrown through dimensional portals before we land in a futuristic version of India invented by Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One). The background music changes to confirm this, with Indian instruments rounding the scene. You can even spot words in Devanagari script in the background, including “New Milan Family Resto Bar” and then onomatopoeia with “dhadaam” – which roughly translates as crash here in the trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) becomes – as Spider-Man 2099 / Miguel O’Hara (Oscar Isaac) races through another portal and collides with Miles. Soon they will jump through another portal into another dimension.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is set to premiere in cinemas worldwide on October 7, 2022. In India, Across the Spider-Verse will be published in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.