But before that happened Miles first became the titular superhero in 2018's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (streaming on NOW and Sky Go), the animation that set the stage for the Spider-Verse franchise.
For those who can't remember as much as they'd like about the first film, here is everything that happened in the animation and what to expect in the sequel.
Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse recap
Into the Spider-Verse, as mentioned, follows gifted teenager Miles (Shameik Moore) who leaves his home with parents Jefferson Davis (Brian Tyree Henry) and Rio Morales (Luna Lauren Vélez) to join a new prep school. He finds it a struggle but meets a mysterious girl who calls herself Gwanda. Really her name is Gwen Stacy, but more on that later.
After a difficult day at school, Miles visits his uncle Aaron Davis (Mahershala Ali) and they go to an abandoned subway station to paint some graffiti. There, Miles is bitten by a radioactive spider and thus gets the spider-like abilities that his universe's Spider-Man, Peter Parker, also has.
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Miles realises that his newfound abilities are the same as the masked vigilante and when he returns to the subway to investigate he learns that, yes, he too was bitten by a radioactive spider. That's when Peter Parker bursts through the walls with Green Goblin and the Prowler in tow.
Peter is trying to stop Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, from using a collider to bring an alternate version of his wife Vanessa and son Richard into their universe, and during Spider-Man's fight with his adversaries he is shoved into the collider, causing an explosion.
Knowing Miles is the same as he is, Peter asks the teen to help him disable the collider which he agrees to. Miles hides as Kingpin confronts Spider-Man and kills him, he promises to do what Peter asked but accidentally breaks the USB-drive he was given to disable the collider.
At Peter's grave, Miles meets Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson), a version of Spider-Man who is much older and struggling after breaking up with wife MJ. After much debate, Miles convinces the new Peter to help him and teach him how to use his powers. They head to the lab where the data they need to disable the collider will be and come across Dr Olivia Octavius (Kathryn Hahn), aka Doc Ock.
As the pair try to get away from Doc Ock they are helped by Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) who reveals she too is from an alternate dimension. The trio visit Aunt May (Lily Tomlin) to make a new USB and learn that other Spider-people have arrived in the universe: Spider-Man Noir (Nicholas Cage), Peter Porker (John Mulaney) aka Spider-Ham, and Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn) aka SP//dr from the future.
Together they decide to take down Kingpin's collider and during the process Miles learns that his uncle is Prowler. Later the group are intercepted by Prowler and Scorpion, and when his uncle has him in his clutches Miles chooses to reveal himself.
Aaron hesitates when Kingpin demands he kill Spider-Man, and because of this the villain shoots Miles' uncle who dies from his injuries. The group decide to take Kingpin on their own, and Peter restrains Miles so that he can't leave his dorm.
After his father visits him and gives an inspiring speech, Miles manages to escape his bonds by controlling his abilities and he gets a new Spider-Man suit from the home of his universe's Peter. Miles joins the group at the collider, which Kingpin has turned on and is now bringing multiple universes into their world.
With Miles' help, the other Spider-people return to their respective universes and Miles convinces Peter to also return to his world and make amends with his MJ. Miles then goes up against Kingpin alone and with his newfound powers is able to defeat him and save the day.
Miles embraces his responsibilities as Spider-Man and begins to adjust to his new life, and the film ends with Gwen visiting him through a portal into another dimension which is where Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will begin.
Watch the trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part One.