Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord are teasing fans with the possible romance between spider heroes Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy in the upcoming sequel to Sony’s Oscar-winning film. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. As Phil Lord said in a recent interview, Across the Spider-Verse will exploit the “tension between the romantic possibilities” between Gwen and Miles, as the larger story unfolds in the multiverse.
Talking with Empire Magazine, Chris Miller talked about where Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse finds Gwen Stacy at the beginning, revealing that “The movie starts in Gwen’s world, and she has a lot going on. There’s a lot of her world in this movie.”
That is something of a curious detail, since Through the Spider-Verse has been teasing a journey through multiple alternate Spider-Man universes, which required no less than six different animation styles to create onscreen. Hearing that the Gwen universe will get some attention will certainly please fans of Hailee Steinfeld’s (Hawkeye) Gwen Stacy character and hope she gets an eventual spin-off.
Gwen and Miles’ relationship in Through the Spider-Verse
Phil Lord revealed that the relationship between Gwen and Miles (Shameik Moore) will be one of the main subplots of the plot. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse:
“There’s a tension between the romantic possibilities for her and Miles, and her desire to keep their friendship intact and not risk it,” Lord explains. “That’s a really interesting place for two characters, especially when they’re so young.”
In the comics, Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy (aka Ghost-Spider) were in a romantic relationship at one point, something Into the Spider-Verse was well aware of, as it sowed the seeds of a potential romance between Miles and Gwen from the beginning. beginning. However, it’s also the greatest legacy of the Spider-Man character, in whatever form he/she/they present themselves, to be constantly tossed between the heart’s desires and heroic duties, and it sounds like Through the Spider-Verse will explore that in a way that goes far beyond Peter Parker’s teen angst. Like everything in the animated Spider-Verse franchise, this story between Miles and Gwen will hopefully reinforce core elements of Spider-Man lore, while doing so in a whole new, new-age way.
Synopsis: Miles Morales returns for the next chapter in the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport friendly, full-time Brooklyn neighborhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen. Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to take on a villain more powerful than any they’ve ever met.”
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse dimension jumps into theaters on June 2, 2023.