Just how many Spider-Mans and Spider-People (and Spider-animals!) can we expect to see in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse? Well, the trailers and teasers for the movie gave us some idea that it would be quite a few. And in a recent interview, co-director Justin Thompson gave a more specific number for us to look out for. He said that in the headquarters of Spider-Man 2099’s Spider Society there are “over 600 different spiders” present.
How Many Spider-People Are in Across the Spider-Verse?
More specifically, Thompson noted that the total number of Spider-Mans, Spider-Peoples, and other Spider-Friends in Across the Spider-Verse amounts to “somewhere in the neighborhood of 630-ish.” And out of those, 150 are named Spider-People with unique designs.
That’s an increase from the last count Thompson offered before the movie’s release. Then he told us would see about 280 Spider-People running around in Across the Spider-Verse, but that was before a final count.
Thompson shared at the time:
The exact number? Oh boy, we kept adding, like all the way up until the very end. Honestly, I’m gonna be level with you, we just finished the film, like in the last like two weeks, and I don’t think I’ve had time to pause and actually take a final count. But I think it was about 280 the last time I looked in. Just to be clear, that doesn’t mean specific, unique characters that you might recognize, it might mean variations as well. But if you’re just talking about named characters, then I think there’s probably about 95.
More Spider-People to Come
Whether it’s 95 or 150, that’s a whole lot of characters to name. But the Spider-Man fun won’t stop there. Across the Spider-Verse is only part one of the Spidey mayhem we have coming our way. Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse will release in 2024. And co-writers and producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller want us to know, they’ve saved some Spider-People to add into the next movie.
Lord notes, “Believe it or not. You thought that you’ve seen every Spider-Person that you could imagine, but not every Spider-Person we can imagine.” Meanwhile, Miller adds, “We saved several!”
Our heads are spinning just thinking about it. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will feature Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Cop, Spider-Cat, Spider-Jock, Spider-Girl, Spider-Byte, Superior Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, The Bombastic Bagman, Spider-Rex, and many, many more. But we guess they’d all better make some space at the table for new Beyond the Spider-Verse friends.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and its many Spider-People and Spider-Mans released on June 2.
Originally published on June 1, 2023.