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The Spider-Mans in "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" didn't get to meet Spider-Man 2099. Sony Pictures


  • "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" director Kemp Powers said The Spot will be the main antagonist of the film
  • Powers also teased that the sequel movie will explore "the unique dilemma of being Gwen Stacy"
  • "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" is set to premiere on June 2, 2023

"Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse's" main antagonist has been revealed by one of the film's directors.

Kemp Powers, who is directing the "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" sequel along with Joaquim Dos Santos and Justin K. Thompson, told Total Film in an interview released Monday that the upcoming film will introduce a "joke-villain" from the Marvel comics named The Spot, to be voiced by Jason Schwartzman.

"The Spot is an interesting villain because he seems like a joke, but when you really look at his powers, there's incredible potential. His ability to open portals across dimensions sets him up perfectly for the Spider-Verse," Powers told the magazine.

He continued, "He's the villain of the next two films... and let's just say that the Spot and Miles are connected in surprising ways."

"Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse," which is expected to hit theaters next year, follows the story of returning hero Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) after he reunites with Gwen Stacy (voiced by Hailee Steinfeld) and is sent on a whirlwind journey across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People who are tasked to protect the existence of the Multiverse, according to Collider.

However, The Spot's appearance causes turmoil among the "Spideys" as they clash on how to handle him. Miles "must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most," the official synopsis said.

Aside from the movie's villain, the director also teased that "Across the Spider-Verse" will explore "the unique dilemma of being Gwen Stacy."

She is a vigilante accused of causing the "death of her world's Peter Parker," Powers told Total Film, adding, "The cop in charge of tracking her (Gwen) down is her father."

Other characters to be featured in the sequel include Peter B. Parker (voiced by Jake Johnson), Miguel O'Hara/Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac), "Spider-Punk" Hobie Brown (Daniel Kaluuya) and Spider-Woman/Jessica Drew (voiced by Issa Rae).

The new trailer for "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" was released Tuesday. The film is scheduled to premiere on June 2, 2023.

Meanwhile, the third movie, which was reportedly announced in 2021 during the Comic-Con Experience held in São Paulo, Brazil, has no official release date yet.

The title was supposedly set to be "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part Two)," but it was later changed to "Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse."

Spider-Verse Cast
"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" has plenty of stars. Sony Pictures