Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ended up being a surprise hit for Sony as it proved to be both a financial and critical success. The animated flick brought Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, and countless other web-slingers from the page to screen for the first time, turning once unheard of heroes into household names and icons of the genre.
After spending two glorious hours with seven different web-slingers, fans were introduced to the iconic Spider-Man 2099 - who was voiced by Moon Knight's Oscar Isaac. The futuristic wall-crawler will now be a major player in Across the Spider-Verse, the second entry in the franchise which is set to release on June 2, 2023, following a recent delay.
As Sony prepares to turn even more popular Spider-Men into legendary heroes - with upwards of 200 characters and six universes set to feature - Isaac commented on his role in the movie.
Oscar Isaac Discusses Spider-Man 2099 Role
During a recent interview with ScreenRant, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse actor Oscar Isaac discussed his upcoming role as Spider-Man 2099 and revealed what makes his hero different from the other wall-crawlers.
Isaac explained that, unlike the other Spider-Men, Miguel O'Hara "doesn't have a sense of humor" as he is a "very serious" iteration of the web-slinger:
“It’s been really fun working on that with Phil Lord and Kemp Powers. 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.”
Who is Spider-Man 2099?
As his name implies, Spider-Man 2099 - otherwise known as Miguel O'Hara - comes from, well, 2099. The futuristic wall-crawler comes from a time after the age of superheroes in which heroes were a thing of the past and Thor was worshipped as a religious figure.
Miguel worked as a scientist at Alchemax, a corrupt corporation that got its employees hooked on a private and highly-addictive drug to stop them from quitting. While trying to recreate the accident that turned Peter Parker into Spider-Man, Miguel attempted to rewrite his DNA to undo the addiction, but an accident gave him spider DNA including some physical characteristics such as talons and fangs.
Portraying Spider-Man 2099 as a more serious and less quip-heavy hero matches his comic portrayal in which he differs greatly from Peter Parker. Unlike most iterations of the character, Miguel doesn't have a no-kill rule and isn't afraid to cross lines to take down his enemies - in spite of which he has even lifted Thor's hammer Mjolnir before.
Spider-Man 2099 will undoubtedly have an integral role to play in Across the Spider-Verse when it hits theaters on June 2, 2023, to be followed by Beyond the Spider-Verse on March 29, 2024.
Until then, Marvel fans can enjoy Oscar Isaac's performance in Moon Knight which is streaming now, exclusively on Disney+.