Spider-Man 2099 Battles The Vulture In New SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE Image

Spider-Man 2099 Battles The Vulture In New SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE Image Spider-Man 2099 Battles The Vulture In New SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE Image

Empire has shared a new image from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, giving us a first look at this rather unique take on classic Spidey villain, The Vulture, as he battles Miguel O'Hara...

By MarkCassidy - Mar 13, 2023 08:03 AM EST
Filed Under: Into The Spider-Verse
Source: Via Toonado.com

This latest shot from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse features the Vulture, and it's certainly a unique take on the classic Spidey villain!

We first learned that Adrian Toomes would appear in the Into The Spider-Verse sequel last June during the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, and we now have a first look at the character via Empire Magazine.

The image features Toomes, who will be voiced by The Lonely Island and Parks and Recs actor Jorma Taccone, doing battle with Oscar Isaac's Miguel O'Hara, aka Spider-Man 2099.

While chatting to the mag, writer-producer Christopher Miller compared this middle chapter in the animated trilogy to The Empire Strikes Back.

“People who’ve seen Across… have told us that it feels like The Empire Strikes Back of the Spider-Verse franchise. It shows you worlds you haven’t seen, and it’s an emotional story that ends in a place where you need to see the third one. So, yeah: this is our Empire.”

Check out the new image at the link below.

In Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, after reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Manis 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 and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.

The confirmed voice cast includes Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac, Jake Johnson, Issa Rae, Jason Schwartzman, Daniel Kaluuya, Shea Whigham, Jorma Taccone, Luna Lauren Vélez, and Brian Tyree Henry.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse swings into theaters on June 2, 2023

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bobevanz - 3/13/2023, 8:13 AM
Oooh how will this end up like Empire? Now I'm really intrigued. Also the Oscar's weren't too bad last night, everyone that should have won did. EEAO is king!
TheRose - 3/13/2023, 8:16 AM
@bobevanz - I'm loving all the attention that EEAO got, though I will admit that I'm not certain Jamie Lee Curtis deserved best Supporting Actress over the other noms. That was the only category where I felt EEAO should have lost (and even then, Stephanie Hsu would have made more sense to me than JLC).
Origame - 3/13/2023, 8:35 AM
That's a cool reimagining of the vulture. I wonder where this one is from.

I doubt they'll all be from miles' universe this time. So I'm guessing this "sinister six" will be collected from different universes.

Doubt they'd make this the 2099 vulture since it's still toomes and the whole point of 2099 is that it's far into the future.
Repian - 3/13/2023, 8:45 AM
Spider-Man 2099: Serie Animada sería un buen Spin-Off con el estilo de animación de Spider-Verse o una serie de cortos animados centrados en los diferentes universos. Por ejemplo, el Spider-Verse Noir.
bkmeijer1 - 3/13/2023, 8:49 AM
@Repian - si, I like that. Just a bunch of shorts could be fun
mountainman - 3/13/2023, 8:48 AM
What a cool take on the vulture. Reminds of something a crazy uncle would build in his dusty attic.

Comparing a sequel to Empire Strikes Back is not a new thing. Every time I’ve seen movie makers do this, it’s just because the sequel is darker than the first.

Hopefully this movie can capture the magic of the first one while balancing the additional characters.
bkmeijer1 - 3/13/2023, 8:51 AM
@mountainman - feel the comparison also is appropriate when the movie (or game or tv show) has a world-shattering reveal (atleast to the main characters) and an ending where the good guys didn't reall win.
mountainman - 3/13/2023, 8:59 AM
@bkmeijer1 - I get that too. Twists/reveals aren’t what they used to be. It seems like the trope is overused these days so it rarely has the impact they think it does. But when it lands, especially when the heroes lose, it can create a powerful viewing experience.

Infinity War is probably the most effective CBM in recent memory to have used this. Even for those of us that “knew” the snap would happen, it was still incredibly effective.

I’m also a fan of the second Matrix movie - Reloaded. The ending with the Architect and some of the relegations that came from that exchange, were both shocking and series defining.
bkmeijer1 - 3/13/2023, 9:08 AM
@mountainman - those are good examples, but I think they could have stuck the land even better if we didn't knew they were the first halfs of a two-parter.

The reason I mentioned game in my previous comment is because Mass Effect 2 really is a great example of ESB-level sequel as well. It is darker, but also has the twist and an ending where the main characters still kinda lose.
mountainman - 3/13/2023, 9:27 AM
@bkmeijer1 - Mass Effect 2 is a great example. There are many seasons of TV shows that have great dark cliffhangers too.

Seasons 1 and 3 and 6 of Game of Thrones.

Season 4 of Breaking Bad.

Season 2 of The Sopranos.

Season 3 of Lost.

Way too many more to list out, these are just a few that I found impactful and shocking when I saw them.

TV seems to do the dark cliffhanger better than movies do overall.

bkmeijer1 - 3/13/2023, 9:36 AM
@mountainman - but for some reason when it's tv, I really don't like seasons ending on a cliffhanger (unless the next season is already confirmed).

Especially on Netflix it's annoying. Writer's should know Netflix is most likely gonna cancel after one season, so why bother with the open ending?
mountainman - 3/13/2023, 9:51 AM
@bkmeijer1 - Back before Netflix, Fox was known as the network that would cancel shows early. Especially genre stuff. Firefly is the famous example.

Netflix just puts out too much junk. They have good stuff here and there, but I’m always hesitant to watch anything new there. Their stuff often just feels like fast food to me. Just consume the content real quick. Binge the season. Besides Stranger Things, I’ve not talked about any Netflix shows with friends of mine in years.
bkmeijer1 - 3/13/2023, 9:55 AM
@mountainman - atleast Firefly got a movie.

As for Netflix shows, they're indeed not the buzz of town anymore. Had to check my viewing activity even when it was the last time I used it to watch a show.

If Netflix ever releases an ad-supported cheaper or free tier, I'm definitely getting that.
Ryguy88 - 3/13/2023, 8:54 AM
Did they get leonardo Di Vinci to play him?
malschla - 3/13/2023, 9:30 AM
@Ryguy88 - For a second, I thought “did he mean DiCaprio?” And then it hit me. Nice. lol…
Ryguy88 - 3/13/2023, 11:43 AM
@malschla - those mechanical wings look like they were built in the 1400's
TheRose - 3/13/2023, 8:55 AM
This Vulture reminds me of a dusty and springy Cuckoo Clock in the best of ways.
GusTheMule - 3/13/2023, 9:02 AM
Hey Josh, where is the story on all the Wakanda Forever Oscar wins?
Fares - 3/13/2023, 9:13 AM
Cool Vulture design!

I need live-action projects to start embracing the notion of doing outside-of-the-box batshit crazy reimaginings of comic book IP that don't necessarily conform with the typical representation of these characters.
soberchimera - 3/13/2023, 9:28 AM
Who wants to bet Sony will announce a live action Spider-Man 2099 movie next year?
Thing94 - 3/13/2023, 9:31 AM
I am so uninterested in Miles Morales.

I would love a live action Spider-Man 2099 movie however.
Stad - 3/13/2023, 10:31 AM
This probably really a crazy idea, but here goes... what is Miles Morales enters the real world MCU from the animation world? Could that happen? In the last Doctor Strange movie they had all kinds new place in the Multiverse, so what if the Animation world was one of them? (As I recall one of those places looked like paint) So then Miles has to stick around in the real world for a bit until he finds his way back home? I'm sure this is nuts but I think it would a cool way to merge the multiverses... you can go in all kind of directions from there. Thoughts?
IcePyke - 3/13/2023, 12:44 PM
I really like this design!

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