Spider-Gwen Is the Reason We HAVE to See Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

The official trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse finally dropped today, and while there is a lot to break down, we're most excited about the appearance of Gwen Stacey's alter ego, Spider-Gwen.


(Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse via Sony Pictures Releasing)

If you've seen the pre-Tom Holland Spider-Man movies, you're probably already familiar with Gwen. She's Peter Parker's love interest (the one who isn't Mary Jane Watson) and has already been portrayed on the big screen by Bryce Dallas Howard and Emma Stone. But her role is going to be a little different this time around.

That's because Into the Spider-Verse plays with the idea of a multiverse, in which there are a bunch of different realities—each with their own version of a spider superhero. As this film's hero, Miles Morales, gets his own set of spidery superpowers, he receives training from Peter Parker, another universe's Spider-Man who has somehow found himself in Miles' world.


(Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse via Sony Pictures Releasing)

But Peter isn't the only one. In another universe, Gwen is bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter, and she takes on the mantle of Spider-Woman. Thanks to the character's heroic personality and striking hooded costume she's quickly become a fan favorite, often lovingly referred to as Spider-Gwen—which is just a lot more fun to say than Spider-Woman. She's voiced by Hailee Steinfeld in Into the Spider-Verse, and we can't wait to see how she plays into the multiverse mayhem.


(Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse via Sony Pictures Releasing)

But we don't think the movie is going to end at just three costumed spiders. It may sound weird, but we're crossing our fingers for an appearance by Peter Porker, aka Spider-Ham. He comes from a reality where all Marvel heroes and villains are different animals, and not including him would be a missed opportunity.

If you haven't seen the stunning trailer yet, be sure to watch below. The movie hits theaters on Dec. 14.


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