When it comes to feelings about Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, fans are both happy and sad. Happy, because the movie is happening and the original film that brought forth Miles Morales to the mainstream audience was adored by fans and critics alike. Sad, because the movie was supposed to be coming out this year, and has since been pushed to 2023.
However, there are things to take heart in, not the least of which is that the team is slowly peeling back the scale and scope of the film in order to showcase just how grand the sequel is aiming to be.
For example, a new piece of art was recently shown revealing that The Spot was going to be a key villain in the piece, and the team was more than happy to dive into this in a recent interview.
“From the very beginning he just seemed like endless potential, both visually and arc of the character,” Kemp Powers, one of the film’s directors. “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. 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.”
Remember, in Spider-Man Across The Spider-Verse, the multiverse isn’t coming to Miles like it did in the first film–he will instead be traveling to other universes to see other Spider-Men and Women. Having a villain who is himself a dimensional traveler is a perfect fit.