- Karan Soni, who portrayed Pavitr Prabhakar in the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse series, expresses concern about how the sequel will surpass the excellence of its predecessors.
- Sony’s recent removal of the final chapter from its upcoming film slate fuels speculation that Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse may suffer a significant delay.
- The conclusion of the Spider-Verse series remains a mystery, with only Shameik Moore having insight into the overarching narrative.
In the bustling world of superhero films, the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse series has carved its unique space, weaving a vibrant tapestry that brings together Spider-People from across the multiverse. The franchise has experienced immense success, but this isn’t just a celebration for the fans and creators; it’s also a cause for concern for one of its stars, Karan Soni. Soni, who brilliantly portrayed Pavitr Prabhakar in the series, is feeling the weight of expectation. During a candid conversation with The Movie Dweeb, the actor shared his enthusiasm for the films but admitted to growing apprehension about the next installment.
The worrisome feeling stems from what Soni describes as setting an almost unattainable standard with the sequel. His fear isn’t a lack of creativity, but rather a question of how to surpass excellence.
And [I’m] a little bit like, ‘How are they gonna make the next one?’ I’m just like, ‘What else is there to do?’ But, I feel worried for them. It’s like, you can only set the bar… Because, we’re so close to it being a perfect trilogy and now, I’m just like worried about what they’re gonna do, because I just feel anxiety for them of what is allowed to do.
The Spider-Verse series hasn’t just been a commercial triumph; it has resonated with both fans and critics alike. Its unique animation style and emotional storytelling have made it a standout. However, Sony’s recent removal of the final chapter from its upcoming film slate has fueled speculation that the movie may suffer a significant delay.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse follows the journey of Miles Morales, venturing across realities to combat The Spot, a villain with the ability to slip between worlds. Along the way, Morales unites with other Spider-People, facing dilemmas and conflicts that have enthralled audiences.
Beyond the Spider-Verse: The Anticipation, Mystery & Unspoken Expectations of a Threequel
As anticipation builds for the next film, titled Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, there’s a shroud of mystery surrounding the conclusion. The story is tightly under wraps, with even the cast largely kept in the dark.
Interestingly, only Shameik Moore, the voice behind Miles, has insight into the concluding story. Soni’s previous statements reveal that Moore’s role requires an understanding of the overarching narrative. “I think the only person who knows is Shameik […] because he has so much of the heavy lifting to do in these movies,” Soni explained.
As the series fans wait with bated breath, the concerns raised by Soni reflect a genuine love and commitment to the franchise. The bar has indeed been set high, but if the previous chapters are anything to go by, the final installment might just surprise everyone. The adventure of Miles Morales continues to captivate, and though the road ahead may be uncertain, the path so far has been nothing short of extraordinary. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is available for purchase on digital platforms, allowing fans to relive the magic as they look forward to what lies beyond.
Only time will tell if the threequel will live up to the towering expectations or if Soni’s concerns will prove justified. But in a universe as rich and varied as the Spider-Verse, anything is possible, and the anticipation is part of the excitement.