Concept art from the upcoming film Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse suggests that the character Spider-Byte, who was underused in the previous movie, may have a bigger role in the sequel. The concept art showcases Spider-Byte in action, hinting at a more action-oriented role for the character. This is an exciting development for fans who felt that Spider-Byte had more potential than was explored in the first film.
Underutilized Character in the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse had many characters to juggle as Miles Morales traveled through different universes and encountered various versions of Spider-Man. As a result, some characters, like Spider-Byte, did not receive as much screen time as fans would have liked. However, the concept art shared by VFX supervisor Michael Lasker on Twitter suggests that Spider-Byte could be getting her chance to shine in the third installment of the Spider-Verse trilogy, titled Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.
The concept art features Spider-Byte in combat, something she didn’t get the opportunity to do in the previous film. This suggests that the character will have a more action-focused role in the upcoming movie. If Spider-Byte’s role was meant to be limited to assisting Miles at the end of the second film, there would be no need for concept art exploring her fighting style.
Spider-Byte’s potential for a larger role in the franchise was also hinted at in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The bond and chemistry established between Spider-Byte and Miles Morales in the first film make her a potential ally and an interesting twist to the expected romance between Miles and Gwen Stacy in the third movie.
In Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Spider-Byte was part of Gwen’s team of multiverse Spider-Men, tasked with saving Miles from a universe where he is trapped by a variant of the villain known as Prowler. Her interactions with Miles and her decision to help him against Spider-Man 2099’s orders established her as a valuable ally for Miles.
Based on the concept art and the ending of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, it is likely that Spider-Byte will play a significant role in Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse. She will likely help free Miles from his Prowler variant, confront the villain known as the Spot, who is threatening to kill Miles’ father, and potentially deal with interference from Spider-Man 2099.
Overall, the concept art and the established bond between Spider-Byte and Miles Morales indicate that the character will have a more prominent and action-oriented role in the third Spider-Verse film, much to the excitement of fans.