In a recent interview with Empire (via The Direct) for the highly anticipated animated sequel, Chris Miller offered some insight into what will come from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse. When asked about Miles Morales’ story in the film, the co-writer teased that the young hero will embark on a journey of self-discovery, largely through his adventures in the multiverse.
Miles is going through different stages in his life. He has confidence now, but is starting to discover his place in the world and feels ready for his next challenges. He wants to leave the nest. He has to understand who he is and who matters in his life about him, and what is important. As a teenager those are many of the big questions you ask yourself, and he’s tackling that on a large, multidimensional superhero scale.
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.