Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Ending Explained

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse's ending sets up a huge clash for Beyond the Spider-Verse.

Across The Spiderverse
Sony Pictures

The ending for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has left us all on a bit of a cliffhanger, dropping some shocking reveals and setting up a heck of a clash for when Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse releases in 2024.

The newly released sequel to 2019's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the first of a two-part effort from Sony Pictures, originally coming with a "Part 1" in the title, before it was dropped and the sequel was retitled as Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse. Beyond the Spider-Verse is set to release March 29, 2024, leaving us with an agonising nine month wait to see what's next for Miles Morales as he battles to save the ones he loves.

[Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse below.]

Miles Morales' Arc In Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse's Story

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Miguel O'Hara
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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse's story picks up 16 months after the events of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and sees Miles Morales fully at home in the role of Spider-Man, but having those typical Spidey troubles of balancing his heroic responsibilities with his family obligations and the hormonal terror that is being a teenager. He is his universe's one and only Spider-Man, but he's also struggling with a sense of belonging. He hasn't seen Gwen Stacy since the events of the first film, and with the multiverse now closed off to him, Miles feels lost not being able to reach that world again.

This brings us to Spot, a new "villain of the week" who was created during the destruction of the super-collider from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Spot holds Miles accountable for his transformation, and sets off on a multiversal quest to live up to the idea of being an arch adversary, and all the ugly, murder-y stuff that entails. This brings Gwen back into the picture, now as a fully-fledged member of a multiverse Spider-Society tasked with addressing multiversal anomalies, led by the fierce Miguel O'Hara.

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