Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord are teasing fans about the potential romance between Spider heroes Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy in the upcoming sequel to Sony’s Oscar-winning movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. As Phil Lord said in a recent interview, Across the Spider-Verse will ease the “romantic possibility tension” between Gwen and Miles as the larger story unfolds across the multiverse.
Speak with Rich Magazine, Chris Miller spoke about where Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Gwen finds Stacy at the beginning and reveals, “The movie starts in Gwen’s world and she has a lot of things to do. There’s a lot of her world in this film.”
That’s something of an odd detail, eh Across the Spider-Verse has teased a journey through multiple alternate Spider-Man universes that required no fewer than six different wild animation styles to create on screen. Hearing that Gwen’s universe is getting some focus will surely please fans of Hailee Steinfeld’s (Hawkeye) Gwen Stacy — and hope she gets an eventual spin-off.
Gwen & Miles’ relationship in Across the Spider-Verse
Phil Lord revealed that Gwen and Miles’ (Shameik Moore) relationship will be a main focus of the subplot Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse:
“There’s tension between the romantic possibilities for her and Miles and their desire to keep their friendship intact and not risk it,” Lord explains. “It’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) had a romantic relationship at one point – something Into the Spider-Verse was well aware of as it sowed the seeds of a possible romance between Miles from the start and Gwen seeded the beginning. However, it’s also the Spider-Man character’s greater legacy – whatever form he/she takes – to be constantly torn between heart’s desires and heroic duties – and so it sounds Across the Spider-Verse will explore this in a way that goes well beyond Peter Parker’s teenage angst. Hopefully, like everything in the animated Spider-Verse franchise, this story between Miles and Gwen reinforces both core elements of Spider-Man lore while doing so in a whole new way.
Synopsis: Miles Morales returns for the next chapter in the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that takes Brooklyn’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man across the multiverse to team up with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spiders -People to face a villain more powerful than anything they’ve ever faced.”
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Dimension hops into theaters on June 2, 2023.