Earlier today, Sony Pictures Entertainment dropped the second trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which contains a ton of easter eggs and even more reasons to be excited for this upcoming sequel.
Take a look for yourself:
After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.
The trailer contains an interesting acknowledgment of the MCU but Miguel O’Hara, the Spider-Man of 2099. He references Doctor Strange and “that nerd in Earth-199999”, taking a shot at Tom Holland. This line is funny for multiple reasons, the main one being that it is a direct dig at Marvel Studios’ head, Kevin Feige. You see, the MCU was initially referred to as Earth-199999, something that was later addressed in Multiverse of Madness when it was referred to Earth-616 (ignoring Quentin Beck’s claims in Far From Home).
Feige later confirmed that the MCU takes place in/on Earth-616, something that fans and Ms. Marvel actress Iman Vellani have openly debated and argued, the latter of which directly with Feige himself. Somehow, this acknowledgment is either reaffirming that the MCU is actually in Earth-199999 while the comic universe retains the 616 monicker, or it’s simply taking a cheap shot at Feige for making what many consider a bonehead decision on his part. Regardless, it is indeed hilarious to see him called out in such a way.
We won’t go into details of everything else that is jam-packed into the trailer here, which believe us, contains a lot of great bits that many will have preferred to see for themselves for the first time in a theater seat. That said, the magic formula that made the first film so incredible is definitely felt in the trailers we have seen thus far, this one included. But watch at your own risk.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is set to release on June 2nd, 2023 as the first in a two-part story that will span across… you get it.