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It’s becoming increasingly harder nowadays for superhero movies to distinguish themselves as unique offerings, but Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse had no issues doing that last year. From its clever story to its cool animation style, Into the Spider-Verse cemented itself as one of the most critically-acclaimed movies of 2018 and collected numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe and Academy Award. Now that the movie has arrived on home media, the Honest Trailers folks have targeted it next and had some multiversal fun in the process.
Those familiar with the Honest Trailers videos from Screen Junkies will recognize the baritone voice of their regular narrator, the Epic Voice Guy, kicking things off on the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse trailer. However, because this movie has been so well-received and there’s not as much to nitpick about it, he decides to push some random buttons in his recording booth to pass the time, which leads to Honest Trailers narrators from other dimensions to join him.: Epic Geek Girl, Epic Dungeon Master, Epic Telenovela Woman and Australian Voice Guy. This video could be alternatively called Honest Trailers: Into the Voice-Verse.
As pointed out by the narrators, while the premise Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse might not have sounded like great when it was first announced, it turned out to be an enjoyable story, from watching Miles Morales’ having to learn the ropes of being a superhero in addition to dealing with all his personal life issues, to seeing him interact with so many colorful allies and enemies. It’s a wonder that Into the Spider-Verse managed to effectively balance so much material, but the end result was not just it being a critical and commercial success, but also kicking off a new franchise. Though I think we can all agree that these movies should steer clear of adapting "The Clone Saga." That convoluted storyline that doesn’t need the big screen treatment.
As of right now, two Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse follow-ups are officially on the docket: a sequel which will explore Miles Morales’ and Gwen Stacy’s romantic relationship, and a spinoff which will see Spider-Gwen teaming up with other female Spider-heroes, like Jessica, Drew, a.k.a. the original Spider-Woman, and Cindy Moon, a.k.a. Silk. However, that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, as Sony already has seven-eight years worth of plans for this Spider-franchise, which includes jumping to television. Whether or not this Honest Trailers quintet will reunite to comment on these future projects remains to be seen.
You can watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD now. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates on this franchise, and don’t forget to look through our 2019 release schedule to plan your trips to the theater this year accordingly.