Spider-Man has once again swung into hit territory with Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The animated sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has taken the Netflix charts by storm, securing the fourth spot in the global top ten Netflix films chart with an impressive 20.1million hours viewed in one week. In the United States, it has claimed the number one spot on the top ten Netflix US films list.
Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse continues the story of Miles Morales, who takes up the mantle of Spider-Man in a shared multiverse known as the Spider-Verse. The screenplay, crafted by the dynamic duo of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who also produced the film alongside David Callaham, takes the audience on a breathtaking journey through the multiverse.
The film boasts an all-star voice cast with Shameik Moore as Miles Morales, Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, Brian Tyree Henry as Jeff Morales, and Lauren Vélez as Rio Morales. Jake Johnson returns as Peter B. Parker, offering mentorship to Miles. The movie introduces a slew of new characters, including Jason Schwartzman’s Johnathon Ohnn, aka the Spot, a former scientist turned supervillain with interdimensional portal powers.
Karan Soni brings life to Pavitr Prabhakar, or Spider-Man India, who wields a yo-yo as his primary weapon and resides in the bustling Mumbattan. Daniel Kaluuya takes on the persona of Hobie Brown, aka Spider-Punk, an electrifying version of Spider-Man with a penchant for punk rock and a guitar for a weapon. Mahershala Ali voices Aaron Davis, the Earth-42 version of Miles’ uncle. Oscar Isaac lends his voice to Miguel O’Hara, also known as Spider-Man 2099, a futuristic web-slinger with a distinct personality.
What is Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse about?
In the film, Miles goes on yet another thrilling adventure alongside Gwen Stacy, encountering a diverse team of Spider-People called the Spider-Society, led by Miguel O’Hara, who is tasked with protecting the multiverse.
However, a new threat in the form of the Spot puts their unity to the test. As they strive to contain the Spot and his ambitions, Miles and Gwen navigate the intricacies of the multiverse even as they get separated by different Earths.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is a spectacular journey into a web of infinite possibilities. With its compelling story, vibrant animation, and outstanding voice cast, it’s no wonder that it has conquered the Netflix charts. Whether you’re a die-hard Spider-Man fan or a newcomer to the Spider-Verse, this film is going to be a mesmerising experience that will leave you craving more of the web-swinging adventures.
You can catch the trailer of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse here: