The sequel to Into the Spider-Verse will not be released until next year. Fans, on the other hand, have not been kept in the dark about the progress of the impending animated film. Two new adversaries for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse were previously introduced during the Annecy International Animation Festival. Now, the film’s directors have released further information about one of the villains, The Spot.
“Pretty early on, we knew the Spot was going to be our main villain,” Dos Santos stated. “Without an awesome villain, who you sort of can understand through their through-line, you don’t really have a strong story for your main character. So he’s an awesome sort of opposite to Miles.”
What Else Can We Expect?
Powers went on to say more about what Spot offers to the project, both in terms of plot and aesthetics. “From the very beginning, he just seemed like endless potential, both visually and in the arc of the character,” he said.
“Because you know, by the way, that’s not a costume; that’s his skin. By the way that he’s wearing it, you know it’s not a guy in a polka dot suit. That’s actually his skin,” he said. “So you know, the arc of Dr. Ohnn Spot is one that does really complement, without giving away the story, it really does compliment the journey of Miles in this film really well.”
Although the specifics of how The Spot and Miles’ adventures would intersect were not revealed, it appears that the filmmakers are devoting a significant amount of time on the sequel. The highly anticipated sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which was one of the greatest films of 2018, has a lot to live up to.
On June 2, 2023, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will be released in theaters.