Sony has surprised us all this weekend by releasing the first teaser trailer for ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse,’ the much questioned animated ‘Spider-Man’ film produced by Chris Miller and Phil Lord (of ‘The Lego Movie’ and ’21 Jump Street’ fame). Frankly, looks WAY better than I thought it was going to.
There is a style and substance here that I frankly did not expect as I thought this was simply going to be Sony’s film to continue to cash in on the ‘Spider-Man’ franchise in animated form while Disney/Marvel were using the live-action Peter Parker. I expected an animated, kid-friendly Mile Morales that would not live up to the expectations I had from the comics, and frankly, that is not at all what this trailer is showing. Instead I see dark and colorful world where a young Miles appears to be reveling in his new powers (while still struggling to master them), dealing with the recent death of someone important (as was the case from the comics), while also discovering there are many others who have worn/ still wear the mask of ‘Spider-Man’ in this world and beyond, all compelling ideas that could lead to some interesting storylines within the film itself. I actually really want to see where they are going with this now, and may even end up going to see it in theaters depending on how the next trailer looks and who the villain turns out to be since we did not get a real look at him in this teaser.
The film stars Shameik Moore (‘The Get Down’) as Miles Morales, Mahershala Ali and Brian Tyree Henry as Aaron and Jefferson Davis respectively, and Liev Schreiber who will play the main villain. It is directed by Rodney Rothman, Peter Ramsey (‘Rise of the Guardians’), and Bob Perischetti (writer of ‘The Little Prince), and screenwriting credit goes to Phil Lord.
You can check out the full trailer for yourself below, and feel free to share your thoughts on ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ in the comments section below the trailer!
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movieand 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.