BEYOND THE SPIDER-VERSE First-Look Storyboards Feature Spider-Gwen &… The Abyss!?

Sony Pictures’ animated Spider-Verse trilogy will conclude with Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, and a first look at the threequel has now been revealed via some storyboard art.

The artwork was spotlighted in a new behind-the-scenes featurette shared on the Across the Spider-Verse Twitter page, and sees Spider-Gwen looking on as The Spot grows to enormous size and goes on the rampage. 

Towards the end of Across the Spider-Verse, Miles Morales manages to escape back to what he believes to be his own reality, only to discover that he actually landed in a universe where he is the Prowler. The Spot, meanwhile, has become incredibly powerful, and is intent on making Miles pay by taking revenge on “everything he cares about.”

Co-director Dos Santos discussed the cliffhanger ending during a recent interview.

“Across The Spider-Verse is a movie on its own, but it definitely ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. I think it’s a good cliffhanger. We hope that it’s a satisfying tee-up for what’s coming in the third film, because you want people to be excited about what’s coming next. And it helps that we knew going in that this was part two of a three-part story. Since you already know that that third story is guaranteed, you can tackle it a bit differently. That being said, there’s a lot of key characters in this film, and there’s a story in this film that has an arc of its own that we needed to complete.”

In addition, CWGST is claiming that The Spot will ultimately transform into an incarnation of The Abyss after “augmenting his powers.” As far as we’re aware, the only character named The Abyss is a boss from an early Spider-Man video game.

“After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. However, when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders. He must soon redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.”

Beyond the Spider-Verse will feature returning voice actors Shameik Moore as Miles Morales, Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, Brian Tyree Henry as Jeff Morales, Luna Lauren Velez as Rio Morales, Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker, Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara, Jason Schwartzman as Spot, Issa Rae as Jessica Drew, and Daniel Kaluuya, as Hobie Brown.