Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s Twitter account shares a touching Davis brothers photo for Throwback Thursday. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s animated superhero movie follows Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) as he inherits the mantle of Spider-Man from Peter Parker (Chris Pine) and endeavors to save New York City from Kingpin (Liev Schreiber), who has opened portals to parallel universes to find his late spouse and daughter. This introduces a variety of Spider-People into the mix, including Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson), Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage), Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn), and Spider-Ham (John Mulaney). Notwithstanding his kindred web-slingers, Miles’ journey to becoming a hero is influenced by the two his father Jefferson Davis (Brian Tyree Henry), and his uncle Aaron Davis (Mahershala Ali).
In celebration of Throwback Thursday, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s true Twitter account shared a piercing picture of the Davis brothers. The illustration portrays Jefferson and Aaron during simpler times—before their ways diverged. Check it out beneath:
Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was an overwhelming achievement. As well as winning Best Animated Feature at the 2019 Academy Awards, it is now hailed as one of the greatest comic book movies ever. As cinematic universes embrace the multiversal idea via films like Warner Bros./DC Films’ The Flash and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: No Way Home, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 entered production last year. The sequel will zero in on the inter-dimensional relationship among Miles and Gwen Stacy.
While the late Aaron will not be in the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel, Jefferson will, as well as what is surely a large number of Spider-People. This (presumably) includes the aforementioned pair, Peter B. Parker, Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman (Issa Rae), and Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Issac)— something set up by the first film’s post-credits scene. Peter Ramsey, who directed the original, is executive producing the sequel which is scheduled to release on October 7, 2022.