While it is obvious what inspired some elements of ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ for comic fans, you might be curious as to precisely which stories were used as inspiration for the upcoming animated film. Producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord have opened up as to exactly which arcs helped define the movie they wanted to bring to life.
We’ve already known that there was a clear-cut desire by these two to see Miles Morales as the star of the film so ‘Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man’ is one inspiration as Lord explains:
” We started obviously with Miles, and went on a deep dive in that work, and we just thought it was so strong. And there was so many amazing things that [Bendis] and [Picelli] came up with, and he has an intact family. He comes from two different cultures. That was so rich. That was like the foundation of everything.
But as to the others, one particular leading lady was in their sites as well. According to Miller:
“And Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez, and Enrico’s stuff on Spider Gwen was really inspiring obviously. All the dance stuff. We read a bunch of stuff, and every would bring in, ‘Oh, I saw this thing in this one’ and ‘Look at this’ or ‘Here’s a moment of Kingpin that’s kind of like what we’re trying to do.
As to the villain, we’ve been loving the live-action take on Kingpin but don’t expect that we’ll get the same type of character here:
“We went and looked at how Kingpin was treated and made it big. That’s the guy that we remember from the early days. So yeah, we got to go to the things that we remembered from growing up.”
A mixture of classic Spidey, Ultimate Spider-Man, and some of the more recent stories show that these two were taking inspiration from every era of the wallcrawler.
Are you looking forward to ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’? What do you think of their inspiration for the film? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Comic Book