The latest Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse promo introduces Spider-Gwen, voiced by Hailee Steinfeld. In the clip, Spider-Gwen explains to a confused Peter Parker and Miles Morales that she is actually Gwen Stacy from Earth-65.
Created by Jason LaTour and Robbi Rodriguez during the 2014-2105 Spider-Verse crossover storyline, Gwen is from a universe where she was bitten by the iconic radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker. She summarizes the highlights of her two-year career as Spider-Gwen, during which she saves her dad, Captain George Stacy, while also being a drummer in the band known in the comics as the Mary Janes. We see her fighting other versions of classic Spider-Man villains, such as the Lizard and Doctor Octopus, before she gets sucked into an interdimensional wormhole that brings her to Miles’ world.
Gwen’s debut was so well received by critics and fans that she got her own ongoing series in 2015 and 2016, and has appeared in multiple video games and animated shows. She is currently a character on Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors with the codename Ghost Spider. A new ongoing series tied into the current Spider-Geddon crossover began this October.
Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse stars Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Jake Johnson, Mahershala Ali, Hailee Steinfeld, Liev Schreiber, Luna Lauren Velez, Lily Tomlin, Nicolas Cage, John Mulaney and Kimiko Glenn. The film opens on Dec. 14.