Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse isn’t slated for release for another 10 months, but in a surprise trailer revealed early Sunday, Marvel and Sony Pictures gave us our first look at the sequel to the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. -Pour. Officially, it’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) – it’s a mouthful, I know – because the Into the Spider-Verse sequel was split into two parts. The first look at Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse reunites Miles Morales/Spider-Man (voiced by Shameik Moore) and his interdimensional love Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman (Hailee Steinfeld), before they cross other dimensions, including which is clearly India for a bit.
Meanwhile, Sony Pictures India has announced that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu in Indian cinemas.
Miles is listening to “Sunflower” — Post Malone and Swae Lee’s hit song introduced in Into the Spider-Verse — in his bedroom when the trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) opens. He has no idea there is a multi-dimensional portal open above him, through which Gwen is looking at the house. After Gwen finally catches his eye by calling out his name, the clumsy Miles tries to clean up his act and inquire about his well-being. “Ugh, that’s a long story,” Gwen said, “is this the room you grew up in?” Miles tries to play along by hiding things that aren’t very “mature”, before Gwen comes across his drawings in a book. She thinks they are good, but her face changes after spotting one herself.
“I missed you too,” Gwen said cheekily as she handed him back her book. Miles wonders what Gwen is doing here in his dimension, as he assumed he would never see her again. “Do you want to get out of here?” Gwen asks him without providing an answer, though it’s possible the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) trailer cuts something in between to hide spoilers. Miles says he’s grounded at home, and Gwen spins out the window saying “Bummer”. As Miles runs to catch up with her, Gwen asks Miles, “Is Spider-Man being punished?” Miles hesitates a bit, but as Gwen looks up in her Spider-Woman costume, Miles seems to agree.
Cut to Miles in a suit thrown through dimensional portals, before ending up in what we soon realize is a futuristic version of India that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) has concocted. The background music changes to confirm this, with Indian instruments marking the scene. You can even spot words in the Devanagari script in the background, including “New Milan Family Resto Bar” then onomatopoeic with “dhadaam” – which loosely translates to crash here in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) trailer – as Spider-Man 2099/ Miguel O’Hara (Oscar Isaac) rushes through another portal and crashes into Miles. Soon they jump through another portal into another dimension.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is set to be released on October 7, 2022 in cinemas worldwide. In India, Across the Spider-Verse will be released in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.