Animated Spider-Man’s story is due to wrap up in the upcoming third film in Miles Morales’ eye-popping and artistically realised trilogy, Beyond The Spider-Verse.
Despite the dust barely having settled on all the excess web left after Into The Spider-Verse sequel Across The Spider-Verse hit cinemas in June 2023, eager Spidey fans are already looking ahead to part three.
How will things play out? When will it finally crawl onto our screens?
Here’s everything we know about Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse so far…
When will Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse be released?
The release of Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse has been delayed indefinitely by the ongoing writer and actor strikes. It was originally slated for release on Friday, 29 March 2024, but the studio is said to be "considering several dates depending on how long the strike lasts".
In early December 2023, Miller shared an update on the movie's development, saying: “We’re in production…we’re really excited about where the story is going, I think it’s a very satisfying conclusion to the trilogy and it’s as emotional as the other ones…we’re knee-deep in it.”
Is there a Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse trailer?
Currently, there’s no trailer available for Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse but check back soon. As soon as it’s available, you’ll find it here.
Who stars in Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse?
While a full cast list for Beyond The Spider-Verse is yet to be revealed, the events of Across The Spider-Verse give us a good indication of some of the names we can expect to return for part three.
Filmmaking trio Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson will be back sharing directing duties, with Shameik Moore returning as once more Morales.
In addition, we’re sure we’ll see more of Daniel Kaluuya’s Spider-Punk Hobbie Brown, Karan Soni’s Indian Spider-Man Pavitr Prabhakar and Brian Tyree Henry as Miles father, Jeff.
As for who else will return for Beyond The Spider-Verse, only time will tell.
What happened in Across The Spider-Verse?
Turns out, Spider-Man movies are a bit like busses: you wait ages for them to arrive, and then loads of great ones appear all at once.
While Tom Holland’s Peter Parker has been rounding up multi-verse foes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s live-action series, Morales has a multi-verse dilemma of his own – and it threatens everything he holds dear.
Fair warning: Across The Spider-Verse spoilers lurk below
In Spidey sequel Across The Spider-Verse, Morales' existence as Earth 1610’s primary Spider-Man becomes fairly complicated.
Following the destruction of the Alchemax multi-verse collider at the end of Into The Spider-Verse, Morales comes into contact with a scientist who was impacted by its explosion.
Going under the name the Spot, his body is covered in portals to new universes and he blames our hero for his current condition. As a result, he sets out to obtain energy from Alchemax colliders from other universes to increase his power.
Meanwhile, Earth-61’s Gwen Stacey AKA Spider-Woman is currently on the tail of the Spot alongside members of the Spider-Society – a super team featuring multiple Spider-Man variants from a range of different parallel universes. While tracking the Spot’s activities, their leader Miguel O'Hara (Isaac) tries to avoid causing ‘canon event’ risks that can threaten to unstable the entire spider-verse.
By the end of 2023’s Across The Spider-Verse, we leave Morales battling personal issues whilst trapped in an alternate dimension with the Spot on the cusp of delivering a deadly attack with far-reaching multi-verse consequences.
What is the plot of Beyond The Spider-Verse?
While little is currently known about the plot of Beyond The Spider-Verse, it’s a safe assumption that it’ll see Morales try to escape his incorrect Earth and save his father. However, in doing so, he risks causing one of those critical ‘canon events’ that the Spider-Verse works so hard to avoid.
“The multiverse provides us with these sort of sliding doors,” co-director Dos Santos recently told Variety.
“It allows us to ask these questions like the head games you play with yourself: ‘If I had done this, instead of that, what happens? How does my life turn out?’ You get to see those things play out on screen.”
Elsewhere, we’re sure this Spider-Man threequel will introduce us to even more Spider-Men while wrapping up what has become one of the most popular and well-received superhero trilogies of recent years.
Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse is coming soon.