The new issue of Empire contains a rich insight into Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse , of which it has already published some exclusive images:


one with the Vulture in Nueva York , one with Gwen Stacy and Miles Morales , and one with the Spot in Mumbai .

Well, the authors spoke to the magazine about the latter, the villain of the film. Old readers of Spider-Man probably remember the Blur as a third-rate supervillain, who only in the beginning – when he was created by Al Milgrom and Herb Trimpe in 1984 – posed a moderate danger to the Wall-Climber. Later, he was relegated to a series B (if not C or D) antagonist, often the object of ridicule by the authors. However, his power to open portals in the shape of polka dots makes him ideal as an enemy of Miles and the other arachnids in this particular franchise, all played on the multiverse. Joaquim Dos Santos , director of the film with Kemp Powersand Justin K. Thompson , declares:

In the comics, the Blur is a low-grade character, but he has all the potential in the world.

Not surprisingly, he will also be used as an antagonist in the third installment of the trilogy, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse . Writer and producer Christopher Miller adds:

It’s a bit clunky at first, with its Looney Tunes-style portals, but it gets more powerful as the film progresses. It must be taken seriously.

Even the producer Amy Pascal points out the ambivalence of the character:

He is a character in which everyone has found great pathos and humor.

Jason Schwartzman will voice him . Last year, Powers revealed another interesting detail:

His ability to open portals across dimensions makes him perfect for the Spider-Verse…he’s the villain of the next two movies…and let’s just say the Blur and Miles are connected in surprising ways.

The release is expected for June 1 in Italian cinemas.

The cast

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 antagonist

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.