The followup to the smash hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is set to hit theaters on June 2, 2023 in the form of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and we are in for a lot of Spider-people.
With so many characters set to appear or rumored to appear we wanted to breakdown a list of 14 characters, including 12 Spider-Man variants that have either been confirmed or have a strong probability of appearing in the film, plus a couple of villains.
Alias: Miles Morales
Played by: Shameik Moore
Miles Morales is a Brooklyn Visions Academy Student who was bitten by a radioactive spider, gained spider-like abilities, not wanting to be a hero at first, he was forced to took up the mantle of the masked vigilante after the death of his world’s Peter Parker.
After having found the strength he need it to save the city from the Super-Collider with the help of the Spider-Gang. Miles will become the new and only Spider-Man of his universe.
Alias: Peter B. Parker
Played by: Jake Johnson
Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider in his teens, giving him extraordinary spider-like abilities becoming first Spider-Man of his universe following the death of his Uncle Ben.
He would operated as the masked hero/vigilante Spider-Man for a decade, having faced numerous villains and being praised by many citizens in the process managing to have a lot of merchandising such as food, comic books and even musics based on his superhero persona.
During one of his attempts to save Brooklyn from the Super-Collider, Peter was killed. His death devastated the citizens of New York and his first and final encounter with Miles Morales prompted the boy to eventually take up his mantle.
Alias: Gwen Stacy
Played by: Hailee Steinfeld
Gwendolyne “Gwen” Stacy was bitten by a radioactive spider becoming the one and only Spider-Woman of her universe. She is one of the Spider-People who were accidentally pulled out of her dimension by the Kingpin’s Super-Collider.
Alias: Miguel O’Hara
Played by: Oscar Isaac
Miguel O’Hara is a Spider-Person from Earth-928, a universe set in the future. Spider-Man 2099 will make his Sony Spider-Verse movie debut with Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
Alias: Jessica Drew
Played by: Issa Rae
Jessica Drew was born to Jonathan Drew and Miriam Drew. Experimented on by Hydra, she was sent to kill Nick Fury. After being shown the true nature of Hydra, she fled the scene and would later come back as a hero, bounty hunter, private investigator, and finally as a member of the Avengers.
Alias: Hobart “Hobie” Brown
Played by: Daniel Kaluuya
Foul-mouthed teenager Hobie Brown became a Spider-Totem after being bitten by a spider irradiated by illegal waste dumping. He proclaimed himself a Spider-Man and began to fight for freedom alongside his new friends Captain Anarchy and Hulk.
Alias: Pavitr Prabhakar
Played by: Karan Soni
Pavitr Prabhakar moved to Mumbai with his aunt Maya and uncle Bhim to study after getting half a scholarship. Boys at the school teased him and beat him. Only Meera Jain, a girl from school, befriended him.
Meanwhile, Nalin Oberoi, a local crimelord, used an amulet to perform an ancient ritual during which he was possessed by a demon committed to opening the gate for other demons to reach to Earth. While being chased by other kids, Pavitr encountered an ancient yogi who gave him the power of a spider to fight the evil threatening the world.
While discovering his powers, Pavitr refused to help a woman being attacked by several men. He left the place, but returned when he heard his uncle’s cry out, having been stabbed when he tried to help the woman. Thus Pavitr came to understand that with great power comes great responsibility.
Alias: Ben Reilly
Played by: Andy Samberg
Ben Reilly is a genetic clone of Peter Parker, the super hero Spider-Man, who went on to determine his own identity as the Scarlet Spider. Ben was created by Miles Warren, the super villain known as the Jackal, to torment the hero, and seemingly died in their first encounter. The clone survived and exiled himself for five years, only returning to New York after learning that Parker’s Aunt May was sick.
After making amends with Peter, Ben fought alongside him as the Scarlet Spider. For a brief time, Ben and Peter were tricked by Norman Osborn via Seward Trainer to believe Ben was the real Peter Parker. Peter left New York with his wife Mary Jane Watson, leaving Ben to pick up the mantle of Spider-Man.
Played by: Unknown
Much is unknown about Cyborg Spider-Woman. However, according to Habsro’s website, Cyborg Spider-Woman is part Spider-Woman, part machine. She doesn’t have regular powers like everyone else but with years of experience and a cannon for an arm, she’s seen it all and can fight with the best of them!
Alias: Margo Kess
Played by: Unknown
Living in a world where people spend the majority of their time as virtual avatars in the Cyberspace, Margo Kess decided to act as a masked vigilante called Spider-Byte and help stop cybercrime as a form of community service.
She was later recruited into the Spider-Army by Ghost-Spider and participated in the final push against the Inheritors at Earth-616’s Transamerica Pyramid. Curiously, she was wearing her virtual reality costume in a real world.
Alias: Takuya Yamashiro
Played by: Unknown
In the Japanese TV Show, Spider-Man’s civilian identity is Takuya Yamashiro, a 22-year-old motocross racer. He has the ability to perceive threats from the Iron Cross Army with his spider-senses. He fights the Iron Cross Army in order to avenge his father’s death.
To conceal his superhero identity, Takuya acts as a weakling in front of his friends. Takuya gets chastised by his friends whenever he runs away from danger and is often compared unfavorably to Spider-Man. Moreover, his financial income as a motorcycle racer decreases after becoming Spider-Man due to his reduced participation in races, forcing him to assist Hitomi in her job to pay for his expenses.
Alias: Peter Parker
Played by: Unknown
In the Video Game series, Peter Parker, who adopts the secret identity as the original Spider-Man, is the main protagonist of the Marvel’s Spider-Man series. Peter gained his powers after being bitten by a radioactive spider at the age of fifteen. Employing a secret identity, he settled on using his newfound abilities and designing his own web gadgets to protect the citizens of New York City as the first wall-crawling masked vigilante. Eight years into his superhero career, Peter has become an experienced and masterful crime fighter, but struggles to balance his superhero and personal lives.
Alias: Adrian Toomes
Played by: Jorma Taccone
Vulture is a bird-themed supervillain from a Renaissance-inspired universe. Toomes is an inventive, but maniacal genius who designed a special suit that allows him to fly at vast speeds. After turning to a life of crime, he became a recurring enemy of the superhero Spider-Man, and a founding member of the Sinister Six.
Fun fact: Jorma Taccone previously voiced Norman Osborn / Green Goblin and Peter Parker / Spider-Man from the 1967 TV series in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Alias: Jonathan Ohnn
Played by: Jason Schwartzman
The Spot, also known as Dr. Jonathan Ohnn, was a scientist who worked for Kingpin and was assigned to find a way to reproduce the radiation levels held by Cloak.
The goal was to try and mimic his powers, and Ohnn actually succeeded in his experiment. He managed to open a black portal one night, but doing so drained the city’s power and sent the city into a blackout, which made the portal unstable. Afraid of losing it as it was his life’s work, Ohnn stepped through the portal and ended up floating around a dimension that was half dark and half light.