The weirdest Spider-Man ever is in Across the Spider-Verse

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A new TV spot for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse teases a very strange – and prehistoric? – version of Spidey.

His name is Pter Ptarker AKA Spider-Rex and he got his powers by being hit by a meteorite containing alien spiders. Well, he was bitten by a T-Rex named Norrannosaurman and then they both got hit by the spider-meteor and switched bodies – Pter's scales becoming blue and red in the process. He tried to swing away on a tree but fell, crushing Norranosaurman and two innocent bystander dinosaurs in the process. According to Edge of Spider-Verse Vol. 2 #1, this is how he learned that with great power comes great responsibility.

Yeah. Oh, and his relatives are named Uncle Bten and Aunpt May.

The super-dino is briefly shown in the Spider-Verse TV spot, presumably alongside a plethora of other Spidey variations.

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The impressive voice cast also includes Oscar Isaac as Spider-Man 2099, Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker aka Spider-Man, Issa Rae as Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman, Daniel Kaluuya as Hobart "Hobie" Brown aka Spider-Punk, and Jorma Taccone as the Vulture. Andy Samberg has also recently been added to the cast in a mystery role. We're not sure who's doing the rawrs for Spider-Rex.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is set to hit theaters on June 2, 2023. A third sequel, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse has already been set for a March 2024 release. A Gwen Stacy spin-off movie is also reportedly in the works. For more, check out our list of all the new superhero movies flying your way in 2022 and beyond.

Lauren Milici
Senior Writer, Tv & Film

Lauren Milici is a Senior Entertainment Writer for GamesRadar+ currently based in the Midwest. She previously reported on breaking news for The Independent's Indy100 and created TV and film listicles for Ranker. Her work has been published in Fandom, Nerdist, Paste Magazine, Vulture, PopSugar, Fangoria, and more.