Does Earth-42 Miles Morales in ‘Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse’ have ‘The Parent Trap’ elements?

The ending of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse saw Miles Morales come face-to-face with an alternate version of himself from Earth-42. According to writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the sequel Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse will feature elements like The Parent Trap between the two.

Despite only appearing at the end of the film, fans have been frothing at the mouth for more content featuring Miles Morales and his Earth-42 variant. While they had limited interactions in the film, it seems as though Earth-42’s Miles will be a main player in Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse, with writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller teasing an expansion of his role:

“It was more about the alternate Miles. Basically, the thing that is now the very, very end of the movie was the bulk of the original concept,” Miller told Empire Magazine. “Basically, that ended up becoming the second half of the movie, which then ended up becoming mostly the third movie.”

For those unaware, The Parent Trap is a film where Lindsay Lohan plays two identical twins that were separated at birth and switch families during the course of the film. It’s possible Miles Morales and his Earth-42 counterpart will work together to trick Miguel O’Hara’s Spider Society in order to save the day. Though exactly how these elements will be used in Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse is yet to be seen.

Behind the Scenes

Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson from a screenplay written by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Dave Callaham, Across The Spider-Verse also features the voice talents of Jake Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Vélez, Jason Schwartzman, Rachel Dratch, Shea Whigham and Jorma Taccone. Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Christina Steinberg are producing the upcoming movie alongside Lord and Miller, who also worked on its predecessor.


The Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse synopsis reads as follows:

“Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga… After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.”

Source: The Direct