If you’ve only seen the original Spider-Man movie with Toby Macguire, you may be confused on what’s going on with this “Spider-Verse” you’ve been hearing so much about. In this article we will catch you up to speed so that you can understand; and check out the newest Spider-Man movie: Across The Spider-Verse which is in theaters now. Although, you may want to watch the first film: Into The Spider-Verse.
The Spider-Verse is a vast and ever-expanding multiverse, home to countless different versions of Spider-Man, from different universes and different timelines. Each version of Spider-Man has their own unique story to tell, and they all have something to teach us about what it means to be a hero.
The concept of the Spider-Verse was first introduced in the 2014–15 comic book storyline “Spider-Verse”, which featured multiple alternative versions of Spider-Man that had appeared in various media, all under attack by Morlun and his family, the Inheritors. The event included appearances and cameos by a wide array of characters from over 50 years of Spider-Man comics and spinoffs.
The Spider-Verse is a place of hope and possibility. It is a place where anyone can be Spider-Man, no matter their race, gender, or background. The Spider-Verse is a reminder that we are all connected, and that we all have the power to make a difference.
You can watch Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse now exclusively in theaters. The movie just released yesterday on June 2nd, 2023. You can watch the trailer for Across The Spider-Verse here.