‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’: Oscar Isaac Reveals What Makes His Spider-Man Stand Out

In Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Oscar Isaac voices Spider-Man 2099, a futuristic version of the webhead named Miguel O’Hara. However, Isaac said his Spider-Man was very different from Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson), and Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld). One key difference separates him from every other spider-person.

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In ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ Oscar Isaac called Spider-Man 2099 ‘a serious Spider-Man’

Whether it’s Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, or Tom Holland under the mask, Spider-Man’s sharp tongue comes as a defining feature.

However, that’s not the case for Oscar Isaac’s Spider-Man 2099 in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

“It’s been really fun working on that with Phil Lord and Kemp Powers,” Isaac told ScreenRant. “The thing I can say is, what makes this character so funny is that he’s the one Spider-Man that doesn’t have a sense of humor. Because all of them act like — they’re like wisecracks, right? Everybody wisecracks, except this guy just doesn’t. He’s a very serious Spider-Man.”

Oscar Isaac’s Spider-Man 2099 could have similarities to Nicholas Cage’s Spider-Man Noir

A spider-hero with no sense of humor also brings memories of Spider-Man Noir (Nicholas Cage) from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The black and white 1930s crimefighter ironically stood out as one of the more hilarious Spider Gang members because of his lack of humor.

If Oscar Isaac’s Spider-Man 2099 strikes a similar tone in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, he could quickly become a fan favorite. And he’s had practice in more serious roles, like in Moon Knight.

Unlike the other spider-people receiving their powers from spider bites, Miguel O’Hara worked as a geneticist until he took a drink laced with an addictive drug. The cure he tried resulted in spider powers.

“A serious Spider-Man” definitely aligns with the more intense origin story. Spider-Man comics have tackled drug issues before, namely through Harry Osborn and his descent into becoming the Green Goblin after the death of Norman Osborn.

However, focusing on the hero taking an addictive drug can add a whole new level of intensity.

When does ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ come to theaters?

While Sony Pictures has already dropped the first trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part I, fans still need to wait a bit longer to see the “serious Spider-Man” 2099 that Oscar Isaac brings to the Marvel multiverse.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse releases in theaters on June 2, 2023.

And another newcomer will join Isaac’s hero. Sony cast Issa Rae to voice Jessica Drew in the animated Spider-Man movie. Jessica Drew is one of the most well-known civilian identities of Spider-Woman. A superhero who’s taken on HYDRA and motherhood, she’ll be an exciting addition to the cast.

Meanwhile, the sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part II, has been slated for March 29, 2024.

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