Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is bringing a ton of Spider-Men with it. From PlayStation Spider-Man to Spider-Punk, the sequel has it all. Fans are super excited to see all the variants of one of the most lovable superheroes of all time coming together for a movie.
Just like in the cameos in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Across the Spider-Verse, has a lot of expectations linked to its name. Now, it looks like another web-slinging superhero is ready to join the horde to help fulfill those expectations. This time, this Spider-Man comes all the way from India. Sony has revealed that Spider-Man India will be joining the ensemble of Across the Spider-Verse and gave the fans an insight into his look.
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Spider-Man India Ready for Across the Spider-Verse
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While Spider-Man hides his superhero persona behind the face of a normal resident, Peter Parker, Spider-Man India is known as Pavitr Prabhakar. The trek through different realities of different Spider-Men will have the fans get familiar with the world known as “Mumbattan.”
Straight out of the streets of Mumbattan, Pavitr is the character that's kept us all on the edge of our seats in wait until now 🕸🕷️
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— Sony Pictures India (@SonyPicsIndia) January 25, 2023
Sony Pictures posted a video on their Twitter that showed the audience what Pavitr Prabhakar’s Spider-Man is going to look like. Obviously donning the usual red and blue color theme of the original, this particular variant’s costume is far brighter and flaunts the clothes of India. In the video, Mumbattan, which is based on the “70s comic books of India,” is basically described as “Manhattan but in reverse, so instead of it going up it goes down.” In an interview with Empire, producer Christopher Miller talked about Spider-Man India and what his world looks like.
“The two that you saw in the teaser trailer were what’s called Earth-50101 which we’re calling ‘Mumbattan’ – that’s based on an Indian comic book look.”
The name, Mumbattan, could very well be a combination of Manhattan and Mumbai, a city in India. We sure are excited to see this variant of Spider-Man in the movie! Although, there’s a huge chance that Pavitr Prabhakar would not be a significant character.
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Who is Spider-Man India?
Pavitr Prabhakar is a Spider-Man variant who lives in the city of Mumbai with his uncle and aunt, Bhim and Maya. It’s interesting to note that these names are quite similar to the OG Spider-Man’s uncle and aunt, Ben and May. He gets his powers from an ancient yogi. The comic book series featuring the Indian Spider-Man, Spider-Man: India, is fairly recent too, having been released between 2004-2005.
Comparing the two worlds of Spider-Man, the character of Mary Jane is called Meera Jain in Earth 50101. Similarly, Harry Osborn is Hari Oberoi and Norman Osborn is Naman Oberoi. The story, though, remains more or less the same. While the events are quite similar, Spider-Man: India put the usual story through a completely different culture.
Ryan Lynch of Screen Rant stated that while the character has “really clever deviations from his American counterparts,” he still “retains everything take makes Spider-Man great.”
Pavitr Prabhakar will make his cinematic debut with Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse which will release on June 02, 2023.
Source: Sony Pictures