52 Characters In Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse


  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse introduces a wide range of characters from the Spider-Man multiverse, offering unique glimpses into the comic sphere on the big screen.
  • Miles Morales continues his journey as Spider-Man, struggling to balance school life, home life, and hero life while being introduced to the Spider-Society and facing a group of enemies.
  • The third movie will involve Miles’ attempts to return to his family in another universe to save his dad, with the help of a squad of other characters, including Gwen Stacy, Spider-Punk, and Peter B. Parker.



Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse released on June 2nd, 2023 to massive acclaim, doing justice to its also-praised predecessor Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, and raising further hype for the series’ third movie, now titled Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the point at which the franchise truly opens up its world to show the magnitude of the Spider-Man multiverse, providing some unique glimpses into a corner of the comic sphere that has otherwise never been adapted onto the big screen. This also naturally means a wide range of characters appear in the movie – including a huge number of Spider-Man variants – with both familiar and new faces appearing throughout Across the Spider-Verse‘s run.

Across the Spider-Verse Collage Image With Miles and Spider-Verse Heroes
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Miles Morales / Spider-Man

Voiced By Shameik Moore


Miles Morales was one of the best characters of Into the Spider-Verse, and as its lead character, naturally appears in the sequels to continue his story and journey after becoming Spider-Man. Across the Spider-Verse shows how Miles is still adapting to the consistently challenging task of balancing being an incognito superhero with being a person with other priorities, as he struggles to balance school life, home life, and hero life. This gets yet more complicated when he’s introduced to the Spider-Society and told his dad needs to die as a “canon event” – which prompts him to try and return home, gaining a whole group of enemies as a result.

The movie closes with Miles stuck in another universe, suggesting the third movie will comprise Miles’ attempts to get back to his family in time to save his dad. Luckily, it seems he’ll have a whole squad of other characters to help him do so, based on the team that assembles to find him in the Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse ending.

Miles G. Morales/ The Prowler

Voiced By Jharrel Jerome

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In a fitting move given its multiversal plot, Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse also introduces another Miles variant at its very end in a twist reveal. Upon Miles discovering he was sent not to his own dimension, but rather Earth-42, the universe where the original Miles’ radioactive spider came from, he quickly also learns his variant in this world had a very different upbringing to him, as he’d become the Prowler, presumably as a result of a combination of the dystopian setting, the lack of Spider-Man in this universe, and the fact his father had died instead of Uncle Aaron.

While the meeting between the two Miles variants doesn’t exactly have a friendly atmosphere, the repeated reference of Miles G. Morales and his Uncle Aaron being vigilantes in concept art and material related to the movie strongly suggests they won’t be further antagonists for Spider-Man. Instead, they’re likely to offer some form of assistance to him – though this may be more focused around fighting Spot, in order to protect the world they seem to have already been fighting for.

SpiderMan Across the Spider-Verse Ending prowler Miles
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Gwen Stacy / Spider-Woman / Spider-Gwen

Voiced By Hailee Steinfeld


Gwen Stacy’s appearance in the first Spider-Verse movie was this iteration of the character’s cinematic debut. Gwen is also the center of a female hero-led Spider-Verse spinoff (as reported by The Hollywood Reporter) featuring Jessica Drew’s Spider-Woman and Cindy Moon, who is also known as the hero Silk.

Across The Spider-Verse sees Gwen and Miles reunite under awkward circumstances – with her eventually turning on the Spider-Society after being a key member in order to help her friend. However, the movie also takes its time to show her own unique character arc, showing the tragic story of her universe’s Peter Parker and her doomed friendship with him, as well as detailing the complicated relationship between Gwen and her father.

The Spot

Voiced By Oliver Muirhead


The supervillain known as the Spot debuted in Marvel Comics in the 1980s, and has since become a recognizable enemy not only of Spider-Man, but of fellow NYC hero Daredevil too. The Spot appears as the primary antagonist of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and also appears set to be the third movie’s major villain as well, making him one of the most important figures in the overall movie trilogy.

The Spot was first introduced via his original identity, research scientist Dr. Jonathan Ohnn, who is seen in the background of Into The Spider-Verse. As the sequel reveals, the plot of the original movie led to Spot’s origin story, as the explosion of the collider would transform him into the faceless entity he becomes – setting up both his motivation for trying to get revenge on Spider-Man, and also allowing the sequel movie to show his steady amassing of power.

Hobie Brown / Spider-Punk

Voiced By Daniel Kaluuya

Hobie Brown's Spider-Punk in Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse

Spider-Punk is a relatively new hero in Marvel Comics who first appeared on the page in 2015, but the character quickly became a fan favorite on-screen in Across the Spider-Verse. Hobie’s anti-authoritarian perspectives mean he roots for Miles seemingly immediately over the Spider-Society, leading him to quit the organization and aid Gwen by giving her a custom version of the watch used to travel dimensions. As part of Gwen’s team set to try and rescue Miles in the third movie, Spider-Punk will definitely once again prove a beloved character in the final film – and a valuable ally, given he has both fighting prowess and technological know-how.

Miguel O’Hara / Spider-Man 2099

Voiced By Oscar Isaac

Spider-Man 2099 from Across the Spider-Verse

One of the most exciting reveals from the Across the Spider-Verse teaser trailer showed Miguel O’Hara, or Spider-Man 2099, in full web-slinging mode for the very first time. This is capitalized on in full definition within the movie itself, as Spider-Man 2099 is the secondary villain of the film, and plays a major role within the events that take place within it.

Across the Spider-Verse takes care to allude to Miguel’s own tragic backstory – wherein he seemingly doomed an entire universe because he lived in one that was not his own so that he could raise his daughter – in order to make sure that Spider-Man 2099’s animosity for Miles appears more reflective of the antagonist’s own grief and desire to protect the multiverse, rather than a personal vendetta like Spot. This places the character in an interesting position, as while Miguel has formed his own team to stop Miles, there’s also a chance he will aid him and Gwen’s team in a prospective fight against Spot, given his main goal is protecting the Spider-Verse itself.

Peter B. Parker / Spider-Man

Voiced By Jake Johnson

Peter B. Parker pulling down his mask in Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Peter B. Parker’s voice actor Jake Johnson confirmed the character’s return (via The Movie Dweeb) for the Spider-Verse sequel well before the movie released, setting fans up early for another chance to see this older and somewhat worn-out version of the classic Spider-Man character. After the events of Into the Spider-Verse gave Peter B. Parker a renewed sense of purpose and a more positive outlook on life — last leaving him to visit Mary Jane and make the first steps needed to repair their relationship. This is suggested to have gone quite well, given Peter is shown throughout the movie with Mayday Parker, who is their child.

Peter’s loyalties are initially divided in the movie, as he clearly holds the Spider-Society in high esteem, and wishes for a peaceful multiverse in order for his newfound family to be at their safest. However, the ending of Across The Spider-Verse shows he does hold his care for Miles in a higher regard, as he and Mayday can be glimpsed in Gwen’s team – a detail likely owed to the revelation that he decided to have a child after mentoring Miles, hoping his own kid could be like his protege.

Pavitr Prabhaka / Spider-Man India

Voiced By Karan Soni

Across the Spider-Verse's Spider-Man India

Pavitr Prabhakar’s home of Mumbathan (a combination of Manhattan and Mumbai) is one of the first multiversal worlds audiences are welcomed to in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, providing an exciting look into the kind of care the movie would take in its other universes and also its other Spider-People. Spider-Man India quickly proves one of the most endearing characters in the film with his high-energy and quick wit – a move likely done intentionally so that audiences would fear for the fate of his universe as much as possible, given Miles prevented a canon event by saving Police Inspector Singh.

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Margo Kess / Spider-Byte

Voiced By Amandla Stenberg

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Spider-Byte deals with the complicated technological inner workings of the Spider-Society – which makes a lot of sense, since she comes from a universe wherein virtual reality has become a huge component of life, which Margo has used to become a superhero in her own right. Spider-Byte serves a key role in the movie by helping Miles escape from the Spider-Society, and a romance between the pair is hinted at, which may be made reality in Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, especially since she’s shown having joined Gwen’s team at the end of the sequel, suggesting she may get a far larger role in the final film.

Jefferson Davies

Voiced By Brian Tyree Henry

One of the most likable characters from Into the Spider-Verse, Miles’ father Jefferson Davies appears alongside his family in the sequel. Jefferson Davies remains unaware of his son’s superhero career throughout the sequel, adding further pressure on Miles to return before his father’s death, which is supposedly a soon-impending canon event. Hopefully the third movie will see a reunion between the two, as Across the Spider-Verse shows Miles is ready to reveal his superhero secret to his parents – just he happens to do so to the wrong version.

Rio Morales

Luna Lauren Velez

There are two Rio Morales variants shown in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – with one being the main universe Rio, and the other being the Earth-42 Rio Morales, who Miles accidentally reveals his superhero secret identity to believing her to initially be his own mother. This is sure to complicate things for the third movie, as both Spider-Man Miles and Prowler Miles are currently in the same universe, and may have to avoid accidentally revealing to Rio that there are two Miles-es, and that one is seemingly a wanted vigilante.

Rio has a strong relationship with her son, and is seen to be a very encouraging and calming figure in Miles’ life. As such – much like Jefferson – hopefully the third movie sees Spider-Man able to explain his secret double life to her as well, and is able to stop hiding this part of his life from his parents.

Uncle Aaron Davis

Voiced By Donald Glover/ Voiced By Mahershala Ali

donald glover prowler and miles morales in spider-man across the spider-verse

Given Uncle Aaron died in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, it likely came as a big surprise to audiences that he would appear once again in the sequel, and not in a flashback sequence but rather in modern day. However, not just one but two versions of Aaron Davis appear in the movie – one live-action cameo from Donald Glover, seemingly reprising his role from the MCU, and another voiced once again by Mahershala Ali.

The Earth-42 version of Aaron is perhaps the most important, as he is also set to appear in the third move, where Glover’s iteration may not. In Earth-42, Aaron has lived for longer, as Jefferson Davies has instead passed by the point of time that viewers see this iteration of the Morales family. Earth-42 Aaron and Miles G. Morales appear to have the kind of dynamic the main universe’s duo did before the reveal he was a villain – and indeed this other pair appear to have teamed up to dole out vigilante justice instead.

Jessica Drew / Spider-Woman

Voiced By Issa Rae

Spider-Man Across The Spider-Verse Jessica Drew

Jessica Drew plays a vital role in Across the Spider-Verse, being Gwen’s mentor of sorts, Spider-Man 2099’s seeming closest ally, and perhaps the most reasonable figure in the group of those in the Spider-Society who directly oppose Miles returning home to try and save his dad. Across the Spider-Verse marks the character’s movie debut decades after her self-titled animated TV series, which ran from 1979 to 1980, and sees her return as a pregnant Spider-Woman with some notable motorbike skills, providing a new on-screen take of the character that still draws deeply from the original source material.

Ben Reilly/Scarlet Spider

Voiced By Andy Samberg

Across the Spider-Verse's Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider preparing for a fight

Andy Samberg’s Scarlet Spider is an affectionate love letter to the comic’s iteration of the character, by jokingly characterizing him as a deeply emotional, brooding figure. However, despite Ben Reilly existing largely for comedic purposes in the film, he’s also established as one of the movie’s better fighters, meaning his placement in Spider-Man 2099’s team to hunt down Miles makes perfect sense – and sets up the third movie to continue using this particular blend of comic references and jokes.

Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy, Spider-Punk, and The Spot in Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse
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Voiced By Greta Lee

Lyla in Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Lyla – an acronym for Lyrate Lifeform Approximation – was introduced in the ending for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse alongside Miguel. As Spider-Man 2099’s plucky AI assistant, Lyla provides Miguel with information, and a suitable amount of sass as the same time. This is a wise move not only because Lyla also existed in the comics, but also because it serves to humanize Miguel, with Lyla serving as a voice of reason that may contribute to a prospective redemption story for the complicated Spider-Hero.

George Stacy

Voiced By Shea Whigham

George Stacy in Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse

George Stacy has a complicated story in Across the Spider-Man, with the early movie detailing him attempting to arrest his own daughter Gwen after she reveals she’s Spider-Woman to him. Later, the two reconcile, with George quitting his position on the police force to demonstrate his regrets to his child – even giving her Hobie’s custom spider watch to show his support. It’s not clear if George will make another appearance in the next movie now he and Gwen have quashed their differences, but given their storyline, it’s certain he’s rooting for Gwen’s team either way.

Peter Parker

Voiced By Jack Quaid

Peter Parker in Gwen Stacy's Universe in Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse

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