Four years after Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Miles Morales is back and saving the multiverse with all the other incarnations of the superhero in the hotly anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The first trailer just dropped, and it looks like another trippy, universe-hopping fun ride—hopefully a worthy successor to one of the best films of 2018.
(Spoilers for 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse below.)
Into the Spider-Verse was the first computer-animated feature film to feature everyone’s favorite web-slinging superhero—in this case, Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), a teenage graffiti artist of Black and Puerto Rican descent. Miles is bitten by the canonical radioactive spider while painting in an abandoned subway station and develops spider-like superpowers. He stumbles onto a plot by Wilson Fisk/Kingpin (Liev Schreiber) to open portals to parallel universes where Fisk’s wife and son are still alive. In Miles’ universe, Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man (Chris Pine), is killed by Fisk, and Miles takes up the Spider-Man mantle.