The first trailer for the highly-anticipated animated sequel Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) dropped yesterday. While not openly confirming any new additions, it may have revealed at least one new inclusion. Most of the sneak peek consisted of Shameik Moore’s Miles Morales interacting with a familiar face, Hailee Steinfeld’s Gwen Stacy. Later on, he is seen fighting a mysteriously aggressive Spider-Man 2099, who will be voiced by Oscar Isaac in a larger role than his quick cameo in the first film.
The duel between Spider-People sends them flying across the multiverse, and one blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment indicates the film will take us to a world plenty of fans may have forgotten about. As user @karazorlls points out in the following tweet, the background of a quick frame indicates Miles may find himself in the universe of Pavitr Prabhakar, who some might remember from his run titled Spider-Man: India.
Pavitr Prabhakar made his comic book debut in a limited series written by Sharad Devarajan, Jeevan Kang, and Suresh Seetharaman from 2004 to 2005. The character exists in an alternate reality where Spider-Man originated from Mumbai instead of New York. Prabhakar inherits his spider-powers from a mystical yogi as opposed to a radioactive spider, but much of the rest of his story remains fairly in line with the classic Peter Parker tale.
The Indian Spider-Man made an appearance in the famed Spider-Verse event of the comics. So, his eventual inclusion in the movie version may have been inevitable. Time will tell if the character actually shows up in the film, or who could be playing him. Until then, let the speculation commence and you can check the trailer here: