Speaking to Entertainment Weekly for a Twitter Q&A following the release of the latest teaser, writers Chris Miller and Phil Lord discussed where Miles is in his superhero career, and most importantly, how he’s trying to balance everything with his life as a high school kid.
“He’s been trying to step into big shoes,” the writers said. “[He’s] realizing it’s not so easy to juggle family and growing as a spider-person, and that it’s lonely hiding the truth about yourself from the people you love.” Those shoes have been worn by a few legendary heroes, of course. Besides his dimension’s Peter A. Parker (Chris Pine), who died in the last film, there was Jake Johnson’s Peter B. Parker, who taught him all about leaps of faith, as well as always watching the hands.
It’s a routine conflict many heroes have come across over the years: the great responsibility that comes with the great power. We can see how he handles things when he’s thrown out of Brooklyn and back into a world of alternate dimension Spideys — including Oscar Isaac’s Spider-Man 2099 and Issa Rae’s Spider-Woman — when “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)” arrives in cinemas on October 7, 2022.