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Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Part 1: Release Date, Cast, And Trailer - What We Know So Far

When it debuted in 2018, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" was a revelation, sweeping fans and critics alike off their feet with its ambitious storytelling and comic-book-inspired animation. It even took home the Academy Award for best animated feature and remains in contention for the best "Spider-Man" movie of all time.

Of course, a sequel was inevitable, and Sony has been hard at work brewing up something that can live up to the high standards of the original. The film is somewhat wordily titled, "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)," and it is poised to deliver even more variations of the web-slinger with the follow-up film, alongside familiar fan favorites from the original film, once again teaming up with Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) to save reality itself. And yes, that does mean a third film is on the horizon as well.

As the project approaches the late stages of production, fans have been treated to a steady drip of information regarding the project. So, from first looks to casting, and even a release date, here's what we know so far about "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)."

When is the release date for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part 1?

Spider-Verse fans got a veritable flood of new information regarding "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)" late last year, two years after writer and producer Christopher Miller confirmed a sequel. Perhaps most importantly, a release date was set with the teaser the studio dropped at CCXP. According to the first teaser trailer, "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)" will hit theaters this fall, on October 7.

Given that the first movie dropped in 2018, it's been a long wait for fans who are all too eager to see the action continue, but Miller emphasized that he wanted to do something special with each movie, saying, "each episode is its own movie. You have to have your own separate lighting and camera and costumes and music, and everything about it is different." He compared the difference between "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" and "Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)" to the difference between an action movie and a musical, calling the sequel "the most difficult, hardest to accomplish, most ambitious thing that hasn't been done before." Miller and fellow writer/producer Phil Lord even teased the possibility of an MCU crossover.

Who is in the cast of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part 1?

The original "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" had a truly impressive cast, from Shameik Moore as Miles Morales to Mahershala Ali as Aaron Davis, with Chris Pine, Nicolas Cage, and even John Mulaney voicing various Spider-Men. Liev Schreiber joined as the villain Kingpin, and Lily Tomlin filled the role of Aunt May.

For "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)," we can expect an equally stacked cast. Hailee Steinfeld is returning as Gwen Stacy and Moore as Miles Morales. Meanwhile, Spider-Man 2099, a version of the wall-crawler from the 30th century first shown in the original movie's post-credits scene, will be voiced by "Dune" star Oscar Isaac. Additionally, Jake Johnson appears to be returning as Peter B. Parker, the schlubby older version of the hero who coached Miles to greatness, and Issa Rae of "Insecure" fame is slated to feature as the voice of Jessica Drew, the original Spider-Woman (via IMDb). No further casting is yet known, but we do know that the Japanese Spider-Man will appear in some capacity.

Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the writer/producer duo who led the original "Spider-Verse" film to Oscar gold, are returning in the same capacities this time around.

Is there a trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part 1?

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."