There may be no sequel more revered than Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. So, with that in mind, it might not be surprising that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse screenwriter and producer Chris Miller brought that comparison into our own universe.
Talk to empire magazine, Miller explains how Across the Spider-Verse is similar to Empire. “People who’ve seen Across… have told us it’s like The Empire Strikes Back of the Spider-Verse franchise,” Miller said. “It shows you worlds you’ve never seen before, and it’s an emotional story that ends where you need to see the third world. So yeah: This is our Empire.”
Throughout the Spider-Verse will be Next up is Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse on March 29, 2024. Originally, the two films were titled Across but labeled Part 1 and Part 2.
The sequel will see Miles reunite with Gwen, who follows the Multiverse along with the other Spider-Mans. She will lead Miles in at least five different universes with 240 characters in Across the Spider-Verse.
According to Miles’ voice actor Shameik Moore, Miles is older but also “misses his friends”. Moore added: “He’s growing in skill, but he wants more of a challenge.” Miles will probably see that when facing Spider-Man 2099 (voiced by Oscar Isaac) and The Vulture (voiced by Jorma Taccone).
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is scheduled to open on June 2.
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