Gwen Stacy Is The Not-So-Secret Weapon Powering Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse

This post contains spoilers for “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.”The second and third movies of the Spider-Verse series were originally intended to be titled “Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)” and “Across the Spider-Verse (Part Two),” and from the finished product of “Across the Spider-Verse,” you can certainly tell.

As brilliant and creative as this movie is, it’s very much half of a larger story.

Audiences in my theater groaned when that “To be continued…” flashed across the screen, but if we were being honest with ourselves, it was clear throughout the final hour that there was no way everything would be wrapped up by the end of the film. This is hardly the first major blockbuster in recent years to pull this trick, to be a “Part One” type of movie without including any “Part One” in its title.

The marketing for 2021’s “Dune” certainly could’ve been a little clearer…

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