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Sony is trying to build up their own legion of Spider-Man films separate from the Tom Holland-version currently seen in the MCU. One of their most interesting projects is an animated film that follows Miles Morales as Spider-Man. The movie comes from the minds of Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, which should be more than enough to get the nerd-minded fans excited. And now you can watch the first ever trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which proves that more than one person can wear the mask. Check it out!
When Sony first announced that it was working on an animated Spider-Man movie, it's fair to say that there were a few raised eyebrows. Sony's plans for a Spider-Man cinematic universe without using Spider-Man is confusing enough without adding a separate animated film into the mix. However, this film doesn't feature Peter Parker in the lead, but rather Miles Morales, and it has Christopher Miller and Phil Lord behind the wheel. The duo is responsible for great animated films full of spirit and heart, and based on this trailer along, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is on a similar path.
The first thing that will jump out is the animation, which is genuinely vibrant and lush with style. New York City covered in neon purple and blue looks great, and there are some really beautiful shots shown off. It looks like its missing some frames in the animation, but that could just be a particular style. The biggest job for the film's animators and artists is to sell a movie that stands out in the superhero movie crowd; and it does just that. There's personality here, and it looks like it's more than just an attempt to make more cash from the web slinger's name.
But Into the Spider-Verse doesn't just look different. The film seems to follow an original story, with Miles Morales still in his early days as Spider-Man. The biggest takeaway is that this movie will apparently be digging into the multiverse, teasing that Miles won't be the only Spider-Man we see in the movie. That sure looks like Peter Parker at the end of the trailer, and considering that we saw what seems like his grave earlier, that's likely a Peter from a different universe. This opens up the movie to feature characters like Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man 2099, and -- most importantly -- Spider-Ham.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman. Christopher Miller and Phil Lord serve as producers, but only Lord is credited with the screenplay. Shameik Moore voices Spider-Man while the rest of the cast is rounded out by Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, and Liev Schreiber. The animated feature is scheduled to arrive in theaters on Christmas 2018.