A short trailer for “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)” came late last year in the form of a two-minute first look, which teased the return of Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, aka Spider-Gwen, as well as the introduction of Spider-Man 2099, a high-tech version of the web-slinger from the far future who was first seen in the post-credit stinger scene at the end of “Into the Spider-Verse.”
The trailer opens with Miles Morales in his childhood bedroom, enjoying the familiar tune of “Sunflower” by Post Malone — the breakout hit song from the soundtrack of the first movie — when he’s interrupted by Gwen, who drops through a multiverse portal onto his bed. He’s embarrassed by the memorabilia of his childhood spread across the room, and when Gwen asks him, “Want to get out of here?” he abashedly tells her, “I’m grounded.”
Spider-Man, however, is not grounded, as Gwen points out, and Miles tumbles through the boundaries between worlds, emerging in an unfamiliar version of New York City where he is knocked into a fight sequence with Spider-Man 2099 before the title rolls.
Since the first movie featured a bevy of alternate Spider-Men pouring into Miles’ universe, it seems fitting that the sequel will have him traveling to another universe himself. Sony Pictures says the young hero will “join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.”