Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the co-writers of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, said that Miles Morales and Miguel O’Hara would have a major clash in the upcoming film. Lord and Miller also hinted that Miles’ adventure in Across the Spider-Verse will feature a slightly older teenage hero balancing growing pains with the high-stakes duties of “great power.”
The film is a sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson. The film takes place in the Spider-Verse, a shared multiverse of alternative universes. The plot follows, “After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. However, when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders. He must soon redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.”
Speaking to EW, Miller said, “He’s not the villain of the movie, but he’s sort of an antagonist to Miles because they both think that what they’re doing is the right thing.”
“I like the villains best when they reflect the journeys of the hero — sort of a dark mirror of the protagonist.” Lord said, “And I think Spot’s no different. He wants to be seen as legitimate. He’s a character that has a silly costume and is not always seen as the top tier of Spider-Man foes, but like all of us, he wants to be taken seriously.”
Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld are the film’s voice actors for Miles Morales and Spider-Woman. The Spot is voiced by Jason Schwartzman. Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara / Spider-Man 2099, Issa Rae as Jessica Drew / Spider-Woman, Daniel Kaluuya as Hobart “Hobie” Brown / Spider-Punk, Brian Tyree Henry as Jefferson Davis, Luna Lauren Vélez as Rio Morales, and Jorma Taccone as the Vulture star in the film.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will hit theaters on June 2, 2023.