Hollywood loves them some Spiderman. So much so that there has been six Spiderman films since 2002. Six! Meanwhile She-Hulk is over in the corner happy to settle for a cameo at this point. None the less, the web-slinger is a fan favorite, and for good reason. Who doesn’t love an underdog story? Well the new film, Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse, introduces a new story involving the legacy of Spiderman and, more importantly, introduces a new Spiderman all together.
Miles Morales, an Afro-Latino teenager from Brooklyn, is the latest hero to don the arachnid mantle. The animated film takes place in a different universe from the Spiderman we have seen before, so this time around Peter Parker (OG Spiderman) is taking on the role of mentor. The film aims to show the limitless possibilities that occur in a world where more than one hero can wear the mask. In the trailer for the film, we see Morales protect the streets of Brooklyn, while handling the pressures of teenage life. Towards the end of the trailer, fans were pleasantly surprised to see Gwen Stacy make an appearance as Spider-Gwen. Plot twist!
The standout of the trailer is the animation. While Marvel has taken to live action movies with many of it’s franchises, this film seems to nod at the brand’s origins. The animation of this film is unlike any other and looks as if the comic book has come to life. The heavy, black lines outlining the characters, the paper-like movements, and even the dialogue boxes incorporated into the film all help enhance the idea of watching a moving comic book. The visuals alone make this film worth watching!
The cast includes some heavy hitters with Shameik Moore, Hailee Seinfeld, Liev Schreiber, and Lily Tomlin headlining the film. We can expect to see Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse hit theaters this Christmas. Until then, check out the trailer below!