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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse First Poster
Release date December 14, 2018
Director Bob Persichetti
Peter Ramsey
Writer(s) Phil Lord
Christopher Miller
Producer(s) Phil Lord
Christopher Miller
Amy Pascal
Avi Arad
Matt Tolmach
Distributor Sony Pictures Entertainment
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is an upcoming animated feature from Sony Pictures Entertainment. It will be the second animated theatrical film based on Marvel Comics after Big Hero 6 as well as the feature-film debut of Miles Morales. It will be released December 14th, 2018.

CastEdit

Actor Role
Shameik Moore Miles Morales/Spider-Man
Jake Johnson Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Hailee Steinfeld Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman
Mahershala Ali Aaron Davis
Brian Tyree Henry Jefferson Davis
Liev Schreiber
Lauren Velez
Lily Tomlin
TBA
TBA Ganke Lee
Green Goblin
Kingpin

On April 13th, 2017 The Hollywood Reporter revealed Shameik Moore had been cast as Miles Morales and Liev Schreiber had been cast as the film's villain though did not specify the role.[1]

On June 21st, 2017 Tracking-Board reported that Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali was cast as Miles' uncle Aaron Davis while Brian Tyree Henry would play Miles' father Jefferson Davis. Ali had previously played villain Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes on the Marvel Netflix series Luke Cage.

A middle-aged Peter Parker will be a mentor to Peter.[2] Sony announced at CinemaCon on April 24th that Jake Johnson will play the original Spider-Man.[3]

Additionally at CinemaCon, Sony announced that the film would feature Green Goblin, Kingpin, and Prowler. No actors were announced, though in the Ultimate comics from which Miles comes from his uncle Aaron Davis became Prowler rather than the original version of Hobie Brown.[4]

The day the first full trailer was released, writer/producer Chris Miller announced that Hailee Steinfeld, Luna Lauren Velez, and Lily Tomlin were cast.[5] At the time, only Steinfeld's role was revealed as Spider-Woman/Gwen Stacy popularly known as Spider-Gwen.[6]

BackgroundEdit

Rumors about the film were first circulated on December 9th, 2014 following the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack. The Wall Street Journal attained some emails taken from the hack. The emails suggested that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, coming off the success of The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street, would direct an animated feature.[7]

On April 22nd, 2015, Sony officially announced the film at CinemaCon.[8]

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

At the time it was reported that this depiction of Spider-Man would not be a part of the The Amazing Spider-Man series or Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It was slated for a release on July 20th, 2018. Sony then shuffled several of their release dates pushing this film back to December 21st.[9]

Here is the official press release:[10]

On July 20, 2018, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller the directors of The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and 21 and 22 Jump Street, are taking Spider-Man back to his graphic roots with the first-of-its-kind animated Spider-Man feature, it was announced today at CinemaCon by Tom Rothman, chairman of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. The film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing.

Lord & Miller are masterminding the project, writing the treatment and producing the film.

As previously announced, Spider-Man will next appear in a live-action Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, a live-action film being produced by Kevin Feige at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. The animated film from Lord & Miller, dated July 20, 2018, has Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Pascal also serving as producers.

On May 27th, 2016, Heroic Hollywood reported from unnamed sources that the film would follow Miles Morales, the second Spider-Man of the Ultimate Universe. They also reported that the film would be called either Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man or The Ultimate Spider-Man: Miles Morales. They also reported that the film would be connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[11][12] On January 18th, 2017, Sony Pictures Animation president Kristine Belson spoke at a slate presentation officially confirming that Morales would be the star of the film. At the presentation Lord and Miller said of the project, "What inspired us the most is that anyone can wear the mask. You can be any race, creed or color." They also showed a clip of some early development and exploratory art work. It showed the Morales Spider-Man on the streets of New York in a dark mood in the style of a graphic novel.[13]

On June 20th, 2016, Sony announced their plans for their upcoming animated features. They announced that Bob Persichetti would direct the film.[14]

Lord said of the film, "We wanted to make a movie about Miles. The thing that’s excited to us is the idea that anyone can be behind the mask." He continued to say, "It seemed like a really good opportunity to subvert your expectations of what you thought a Spider-Man movie could be."[15]

AnimationEdit

The animation is computer generated. This is the first Spider-Man film to be animated and second Marvel theatrically released animated film after Big Hero 6.

TriviaEdit

VideoEdit

Teaser TrailerEdit

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Teaser Trailer

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Teaser Trailer

First TrailerEdit

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Official Trailer

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Official Trailer

Behind the ScenesEdit

Chris Miller and Phil Lord Discuss Creating Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Chris Miller and Phil Lord Discuss Creating Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

ReferencesEdit

  1. Animated Spider-Man Film Finds Its Miles Morales (Exclusive) at The Hollywood Reporter
  2. Here's How Peter Parker Factors into 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' at Collider
  3. Who’s Voicing Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at Comic Book Resources
  4. Sony’s Into the Spider-Verse Features These Classic Spider-Man Villains at Comic Book Resources
  5. Chris Miller at Twitter
  6. HAILEE STEINFELD Cast as SPIDER-GWEN at Newarama
  7. Sony, Marvel Discussed Spider-Man Movie Crossover at The Wall Street Journal
  8. ‘Spider-Man’ Animated Movie Coming in 2018 at Variety
  9. Sony's Animated Spider-Man Movie Pushed Back at IGN
  10. Phil Lord and Chris Miller Are Making an Animated Spider-Man Movie at io9
  11. Miles Morales To Be Focus Of 2018 Animated Spider-Man Film! at Heroic Hollywood
  12. REPORT: Miles Morales Will Be the Star of Sony's Animated "Spider-Man" Film at Comic Book Resources
  13. Miles Morales Confirmed to Lead Sony Animation's Spider-Man Feature at The Hollywood Reporter
  14. Sony Unveils Plans for Animated 'Spider-Man' and 'Emojimovie: Express Yourself' at The Hollywood Reporter
  15. Into the Spider-Verse Will ‘Subvert’ Expectations For a Spider-Man Movie at Comic Book Resources

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