Into The Spider-Verse

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ won’t open until December 21, but some have been lucky enough to have already seen it, including critics, all of whom love it, as the published reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are all positive giving it a 100% ranking.  I have not seen it, but apparently at one point in the movie, there is a gag featuring a Spider-Man Christmas album, featuring comedic song titles like ‘Silent Night (You’re Welcome)’, ‘Joy to the World (That I Just Saved)’ and ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like a Non-Denominational Holiday’.  This album reportedly was recorded by Jake Johnson’s Peter Parker, a crime fighter who is past his prime and has chosen to cash in on his fame.

Below appears to be what movie viewers can expect to see:

Now comes word that, while this is indeed a gag, the cast and creators actually got together and recorded a couple of these ditties.

This report comes from Polygon‘s Meg Downey who attended a press junket with Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, who produced ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’.

Miller and Lord are also the masterminds behind both ‘The LEGO Movie’ and ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’.  Everyone remembers the bubblegum earworm ‘Everything is Awesome!’ from ‘The LEGO Movie’, performed by Tegan and Sara featuring The Lonely Island.  Not only was it an infectious and ridiculous pop, suiting the tone of the movie, but it earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture.  Though it wasn’t as widely heard, ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ featured the hilarious song ‘Untitled Self Portrait’ sung by Will Arnett himself.

There will be a soundtrack album for the film, but it’s unclear if the Christmas songs will be on it, as it’s said that the album would be more of a reflection of what a teenager like Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) would listen to.  The first single– ‘Sunflower’ by Post Malone featuring Swae Lee– is already out and is getting a lot of radio airplay.

Would you like to make it a Spidey Christmas?