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Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Villain: Who is the Spot, Explained

The antagonist of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is finally revealed. This was revealed in a Twitter thread about the film’s presentation at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. In the tweet, The Spot is labeled as “Miles Morales’s most formidable foe yet.” Sony also disclosed the new look of the new Marvel being introduced in their SpiderVerse. The shared image shows Miles accidentally hitting Gwen Stacy, who is suited up as Spider-Woman, by kicking into one of the many portals on The Spot’s body. Not much has been disclosed about his role in the greater narrative of the upcoming film.

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The Spot is the antagonist of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

The Spot is the antagonist of Across the Spider-Verse
The Spot is the antagonist of Across the Spider-Verse

The latest reveal also shared the powers The Spot is going to have in the upcoming movie. The powers are quite similar to the ones he has in the Marvel comics. In the comic book, Spot is the enemy of Spider-Man and Daredevil. He has the ability to open interdimensional portals also other smaller portals. He uses his ability to commit crimes. In the reveal, he is seen using similar powers. The voice actor of the character is Jason Schwartzman

Another Marvel villain comes to the movies
Another Marvel villain comes to the movies

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Dr. Johnathan Ohnn first appeared in Spectacular Spider-Man #97 and became Spot in #98. The creators of the character are Al Milgrom and Herb Trimpe. Sony Pictures Animation shared a description of the character, “Spot’s whole body is covered in interdimensional portals (made to feel like “living ink”) that can send him anywhere he wants to go. He can also make these portals appear out of thin air to transport objects and people at will.”

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse everything we know

This movie is the sequel of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. It will be expanding the multiversal adventure of Miles Morales. In the words of the producers, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, this movie is going to be way bigger than the prequel. It has the largest crew for an animated movie ever. Their scale-up also means that there will be more characters.

Across the Spider-Verse has the largest crew for an animated movie ever
Across the Spider-Verse has the largest crew for an animated movie ever

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The characters, apart from Miles and Gwen, revealed so far are Miguel O’ Hara/Spider-Man 2099, and Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse comes out on June 2, 2023. While Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse comes out on March 29, 2024.

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Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.