Along with revealing that ‘New Girl’ star Jake Johnson will be the voice of Peter Parker in their new animated film ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ Sony also unveiled new footage from the upcoming superhero flick at the event. The footage featured Mile Morales in action, and also let those in attendance see just who exactly our hero will be facing in the new movie, which is what today’s new is all about.
According to the scenes shown, it seems ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ is going to feature at least 3 major Spider-Man villains: Prowler, Kingpin, and the Ultimate Version of the Green Goblin. Of course, for anyone who knows the story of Miles Morales or has read his comics, they know one version of The Prowler happens to be Aaron Davis, the uncle to Miles Morales, but we are not yet sure whether that is the version in this film (though we do know Donald Glover played Aaron Davis in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ over in the MCU). The Kingpin of course fans will recognize from ‘Daredevil’ and the Netflix corner of the MCU, but in the comics, he has tangled with Spider-Man a number of times. It will be fun to see him go toe-to-toe with Miles (and perhaps Peter) in this film as well. And of course, the Ultimate Green Goblin is a major villain in the life of Miles Morales. In the Ultimate Comics he, was the one who killed Peter Parker, thus spurring Miles to take up the mantle of Spider-Man. He is not just the psycho in the goblin suit of mainstream Marvel comics. Ultimate Green Goblin is like a green Venom with a Goblin face (in terms of size, bulk, and scale) and is a much more formidable foe even in hand-to-hand combat.
Most exciting is to see how all of these characters will be realized in the style of ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ as the animated film gives the creators the freedom to make more bold and innovative choices with character designs that might not have worked in a live-action film (i.e. I’m not sure Ultimate Green Goblin would work in live-action).
What are your thoughts on the villains chosen for the film? Do you think they work? Are you happy to see new villains in there and not just rehashes of ones we have already seen before (minus Green Goblin of course). Feel free to share your opinions in the comments below!
And here’s the synopsis for the film:
Enter a universe where more than one wears the mask. Phil Lord and Chris Miller,
the creative minds behind “The Lego Movie” and “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.