Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which is the sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, arrives next year, and together with some familiar faces returning, but since it had been originally supposed to be out in October, merchandise is finding its way on market. One such piece of merchandise, the board game Trouble, has revealed that one of our favorite Spider characters may be joining the fun.
Thanks to a post about Across the Spider-Verse special edition of the board game Trouble, we now have confirmation that Ben Reilly aka The Scarlet Spider also will be part of the movie. The board game’s packaging showcases how the character will look in the animated movie, and aside from that, fans also get another look at the villainous Spot.
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Consequently, it appears that Across the Spider-Verse is filling in gaps when it comes to the array of Multiverse versions of Spider-Man. However, this particular Spider-Man counterpart will uniquely arrive just like the original Peter Parker.
Ben Reilly Clone of Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
If you do not know the name, Ben Reilly is the infamous clone of Peter Parker who was first introduced as part of the original clone story arc in 1970s Spider-Man comics. The character was first introduced in the comics by writer Gerry Conway in The Amazing Spider-Man #149, which was released in 1975.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will see Issa Rae’s Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman join Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld in the animated comic book sequel. The two are reprising their roles as Miles Morales Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy Spider-Gwen, respectively. Plot details are being kept under wraps but will reportedly feature multiple Spider-powered characters across various Marvel Comic’s time and space.
Directed by Joaquin Dos Santos, Justin K. Thompson, and Kemp Powers, and written by Christopher Miller, Phil Lord, and David Callaham, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will come in the theaters on June 2, 2023.