Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse writes a new chapter in Miles Morales’ life. In this new Spider-Verse movie, we see more details about the multiverse and how everything gets connected. It even shares some details with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but here in this post, we will sum up the whole Spider-Verse story so far. What happened to Miles from Into The Spider-Verse, to lead into Across The Spider-Verse?
Spoiler Alert! The following post will include heavy spoilers for Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse.
Spider-Verse’s Story So Far
In Earth-1610, a young boy named Miles Morales lives like other teenagers in Brooklyn. His uncle Aron Davis is the family he loves, and he spends time painting art on street walls with him. However, one day when Miles is minding his own business, a radioactive spider with the number 42 approaches and bites him. This is usually a story for every Peter Parker. And Miles’ universe has a Peter Parker Spider-Man as well.
A good thing to know is that Miles himself is a fan of Spider-Man! One night, when Spider-Man is fighting Kingpin and the Prowler, Miles witnesses their battle. And it ends up with the death of Peter Parker on Earth-1610. This tragedy happens at the hands of Kingpin and Alchemax, a megacorporation company.
Miles notices his spider powers as the days pass, but he also notices that some happenings are not from his universe. When Peter died, he gave Miles a drive so that he could stop the Alchemax’s project. Their project is looking for a way to bring people from other universes to Earth-1610, only for Kingpin to have his lost wife, Vanessa, back.
Earth-1610’s Alchemax And The Rising of A Mutiversal Threat
In fact, Alchemax is trying to build a portal between the universes. And this brings people like Peter B. Parker, Gwen Stacy, and other Spider-people to Earth-1610. Miles notices this happening and tries to stop the Alchemax and learn his new Spidey lessons.
With the help of the other Spider-Men, Miles manages to stop Alchemax’s plan and defeats Kingpin in the end. Miles then sends his new spider friends to their home universes. But this isn’t the end, as Miles is now the new Earth-1610’s Spider-Man. But, when trying to invade the Alchemax, he actually creates one of the worst enemies to put the multiverse in danger; The Spot!
Who is The Spot in Spider-Verse Movies?
Dr. Johnathan Ohnn was a scientist working in the Alchemax on Earth-1610. Kingpin had tasked him (like others) to build a machine that could bring people from other universes to his own. And as one of Ohnn’s first successful tests, he brought a radioactive spider to his world. That spider bites Miles, and this leads to Miles becoming Spider-Man.
However, when Miles defeats Kingpin, he uses his powers to blow up the multiverse traveling machine that Alchemax created. And while doing this, Dr. Ohnn is still inside the building, which leads to him getting trapped inside the device, and after the blow, he becomes a new being. Something that we see as The Spot.
The Story Goes Across The Spider-Verse
This is where the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse story begins. Miles Morales has become a famous Spider-Man in his universe. He has defeated many of his world’s enemies, and according to him, “things are going great.” But that all comes to and end one day and The Spot emerges to seek revenge on Spider-Man.
In their first encounter, The Spot seems to be so naive about using his powers. Miles defeats him and, most importantly, laughs at him as others did. This leads to anger The Spot and pushes him towards his ultimate goal: Taking everything away from Miles Morales.
Spider-Man 2099 Jumps in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Story
The Spot figures out a way to use his powers and travels between the universes. He was trapped in a multiversal traveling machine, and it seemed logical for him to have this power. But he reaches out to Earth-50101 to get even more power, using Alchemax’s tech in this universe. This leads to The Spot becoming a much more significant threat. But still, his ultimate goal is killing Miles Morales’ father, as we see in his future visions.
The Spot shows how killing Miles’ father is an inevitable future. But Miles won’t just stay to let his father die, and this is where Spider-Man 2099 comes in. Miguel O’Hara is the leader of the Spider Society on Earth-928. And he tries his best to keep the universe from destruction.
As he explains, there are certain events in every Spider-Man story, and some of them lead to the sacrifice of a loved one. Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man loses Uncle Ben, Andrew Garfield’s loses Gwen and Captain Stacy, etc. And the same thing should happen to Miles, only to prevent his universe from getting destroyed.
This is an absolute point in time, and Miguel has not figured out a way to stop it from happening. However, Miles Morales still tries to save his father in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse story. And this is why Spider-Man 2099 wants to stop him.
Miles Runs To A Different Home
After a chase by Spider-Man 2099 and hundreds of other Spider-people, Miles escapes from Spider-Society’s HQ. He uses their machine that sends every Spider-Man, to the universe their biting spider originates from. And this is a problem for Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
Miles is bitten by a spider from Earth-42. This means that he was not supposed to be the Spider-Man, based on his own timeline and fate. But in the end, when he tries to escape using the spider multiversal traveling machine, he ends up on Earth-42 instead of 1610.
When Miles Morales reaches Earth-42, he doesn’t know he’s not in his home universe. He runs home, reaches out to his mother, and explains that he’s Spider-Man. But it seems like Earth-42 doesn’t even have a Spider-Man, as Rio (Miles’ mother) doesn’t understand what he’s talking about.
Miles Vs. Miles in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Story
Miles Morales recognizes that he’s in another dimension only when he sees his uncle Aron alive. He discovers Jeff Morales died in this universe instead of his uncle. And the most important detail here is that Miles Morales has become the Prowler on Earth-42.
Prowler approaches Miles and reveals his identity and the Spider-Miles reaches out his fingers to plan an escape with his powers. Meanwhile, Gwen Stacy of Earth-65, who is the Ghost-Spider and Miles’ close friend, gathers a group of trustworthy Spider-people to help him. Gwen and Peter B. Parker figure that Miguel O’Hara is not following the correct route for letting people die to save universes. And there’s hope to find a way and save everyone instead.
This plot is for Beyond The Spider-Verse, after Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse story. But what happens next? How do Miles and his friends plan to change the Canon Events’ algorithm and save their loved ones?
Miles Morales’ Plan Beyond The Spider-Verse
Spider-Man 2099 showed that a Captain, an Uncle, or a very loved one would die in every Spider story. In Miles’ case, it’s Uncle Aron and his dad Jeff. This is while, in Gwen Stacy’s case, it’s her father too. But one thing stopped a Canon Event in Earth-65, and that was when Gwen’s father stepped down from being a captain.
This probably solves the algorithm that plots the sacrifices in Spider stories. Hence making it possible to save Miles’ father. However, this is just a clue and a guess, while there’s no particular detail about the next story in Spider-Verse.