The producers of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse teased how important Spider-Gwen’s story will be to the superhero’s animated sequel. Spider-Gwen, voiced by Hailee Steinfeldwas introduced in the original film, the 2018 Academy Award winner Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. She is an alternate universe version of Spider-Man whose true identity is Gwen Stacy, also bitten by the radioactive spider and operating as Spider-Gwen. In the film, she had unresolved romantic tension with new Spider-Man Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), although they remain friends at the end of the story.
Via The Direct, in their new interview for Empire Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, producers of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse, they talked in depth about the character. They revealed that the new film, which hits theaters on June 2, 2023, will focus even more on Spider-Gwen’s story, to the point that “the film opens into Gwen’s world.” The story will also revisit her romance with Miles, with much “tension between romantic possibilities.”
Miller: [Spider-Gwen] it’s surely [concentrata sul suo viaggio.] The film opens into Gwen’s world, and she has a lot going on. There is a lot of her world in this film.
Lord: There’s a tension between the romantic possibilities for her and Miles, and their desire to keep their friendship intact, and not risk it. This is a really interesting place for two characters, especially when they’re so young.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse will arrive on June 2, 2023 in theaters in the USA.
Sony Pictures Animation hired Joaquim Dos Santos (Voltron: Legendary Defender, Legend of Korra), the Oscar nominee Kemp Powers (Soul) And Justin K. Thompson (Raining meat balls) to direct the film, using a script written by Phil Lord And Chris Miller (who also return as producers alongside Amy Pascal, Avi Arad and Christina Steinberg) in collaboration with David Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Wonder Woman 1984).
It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but be it Shameik Moore that the Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld should return to voice Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy respectively. Most of the actors who lent their voices in the first film should also return in the sequel, including Jake Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, Zoë Kravitz, John Mulaney, Oscar Isaac And Kimiko Glenn. The voice of the villain will be, in the original, dubbed by Jason Schwartzman.