For everyone that wanted Sony to give up the wall-crawling menace and hand him and every other affiliated character to the Marvel universe, that just doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. Not only is Venom well underway and Tom Hardy building up to Bane-sized proportions to take the role, but there’s also a brand new look at Sony’s animated instalment Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse which may well leave jaws dropped.
Coming from director Bob Perischetti and written by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street, that Han Solo movie we’ll never see), Into the Spider-Verse marks the debut for that other beloved Spider-Man, Miles Morales in what looks to be one gorgeous animated movie.
For those that don’t know, Miles Morales (voiced here by Dope and The Get Down star, Shameik Moore) took up the mantle of a new Spider-Man in the comics after our favourite Peter Parker tragically died. Not without his own complications, Miles had previous ties to the superhero world before he took the role, as his Uncle Aaron Davis is also known as the villain, The Prowler and has strong connections to Miles’ origin story. With a new bundle of powers as well as those familiar to the original Spidey, Miles protected New York from all kinds of threats and is now just as popular as Parker was.
As displayed in the trailer, we’re set to see more than just Miles behind the mask as he converses on a New York subway with someone else who has some info. Could this be Peter from another universe? Might Tom Holland lend his vocal chords and bring the MCU’s Spidey into the fray? Is there a single frame that shows a hint of Spider-Ham? Probably not, but this first glimpse of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is without a doubt a gorgeous one.
As well as looking good, chances are it’s going to sound pretty good too, with the vocal talents of Liev Schreiber as the film’s big bad, Mahershala Ali as Uncle Aaron, and Brian Tyree Henry.
Fingers and webs crossed that they deliver when Miles swings into action December, 2018.