Empire has released a third exclusive image from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse , following the one with the Blur in Mumbattan and the one with the Vulture in Nueva York .
This time, the shot features a close-up of Gwen Stacy ( Hailee Steinfeld ) upside down, with Miles Morales ( Shameik Moore ) standing behind her. Producer Amy Pascal explains that the relationship between the two characters will be central to the sequel:
The danger, with sequels, is to go bigger just for the hell of it. But all the jokes and jokes are useless if you don’t care about [the story and the characters]. This movie is a love story between Miles and Gwen.
The point, though, is that Gwen is spending a lot of time with Hobie Brown/Spider-Punk in New London, and Miles is obviously harboring a bit of jealousy. Kemp Powers , director with Justin K. Thompson and Joaquim Dos Santos , comments:
There is jealousy. When Miles finds Gwen, she is no longer wearing ballet slippers; she’s wearing Converse Chuck Taylors that Spider-Punk gave her. Miles begins to wonder, “How intimate are these two?”
Writer and producer Christopher Miller draws the comparison to Everything Everywhere All at Once , fresh winner of seven Academy Awards .
With our movies, it’s similar to what the Daniels did with Everything Everywhere All At Once . You can have all the spectacle, the action and the visual craziness, but it has to focus on an emotional journey that you feel in your heart.
The release is expected for June 1 in Italian cinemas. You can see the image below.
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Spider-Man: Across The #SpiderVerse “is a love story between Miles and Gwen,” producer Amy Pascal tells Empire.
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The voice cast includes Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Oscar Isaac, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Vélez, Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Karan Soni and Jason Schwartzman .
Direction and screenplay
Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson . The screenplay is by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and David Callaham .
The main antagonist will be the Blur , voiced by Jason Schwartzman . As in the comics, her body will be covered in polka dots that act as dimensional portals, and she will also be able to throw them.