We first met Jake Johnson's Peter B. Parker in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, with the broken-hearted web-slinger left with no other choice than to lend Miles Morales a helping hand.
Along the way, Spider-Man rediscovered himself and returned to his world with a new attitude and a very clear mission to win Mary Jane Watson back. Peter will return in this summer's Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, though he won't be alone; the latest trailer confirmed things must have gone well with MJ because they have a daughter, Mayday Parker!
We're expecting the baby to have powers of her own, accompanying her father into battle. It's a fun idea and one that obviously borrows a lot from the comic books.
Fans have responded overwhelmingly positively to Peter B. Parker becoming a father, proving Marvel Comics' continued belief that they don't want to see Spider-Man grow up completely and utterly wrong.
Still, we're excited to see what's to come in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and Sony Pictures has now released some official concept art showing the wall-crawling father. On the page, Mayday eventually becomes Spider-Girl, though we have no idea whether that's the eventual plan for this movie or Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.
In Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, 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 and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.
While lots of rumours are swirling, in terms of confirmed cast members, the movie will star Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld. Jake Johnson, Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Jason Schwartzman, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Greta Lee, Rachel Dratch, Jorma Taccone, Shea Whigham, and Oscar Isaac.
Written by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller and David Callaham, and directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse swings into theaters on June 2, 2023.