Animated Spider-Man Movie Trailer Enters the Spider-Verse

The Animated Spider-Man movie, Into the Spider-Verse, gets an official teaser trailer following its footage premiere at CCXP 2017. Earlier this week, Sony confirmed that Brazil Comic-Con (aka. CCXP) would offer a first look at its animated Spider-Man film. The trailer was subsequently rated by the Alberta Film Classification, revealing the movie's official title as being Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Spider-Verse - the term - comes from the 2014 Marvel Comics storyline of the same name. Written by Dan Slott, the comic book event featured essentially every Marvel Spider-character to ever appear in any medium. In addition to Peter Parker's Spider-Man, the Spider-Verse roster included Silk, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Girl, and Ultimate Spider-Man aka. Miles Morales. Into the Spider-Verse will revolve around Miles Morales in particular, as voiced by The Get Down and Dope actor Shameik Moore. However, as the film's subtitle implies, Miles won't be the only web-slinger who exists in Sony's animated Spider-Man cinematic universe.

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The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse teaser trailer is now online, following its premiere at the 2017 CCXP. Both the teaser and its tagline confirm that the animated film takes place in a universe "where more than one wears the mask." The Into the Spider-Verse teaser trailer even concludes with Miles meeting up with a fellow costumed crime-fighter at a New York subway station. (Could it be Peter Parker?)

Here is the official synopsis for Into the Spider-Verse:

Phil Lord and Christopher 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.

Back at CinemaCon 2016, Sony Pictures Animation President Kristine Belson promised that the studio's animated Spider-Man film would break new ground "conceptually and visually" for the superhero genre. The film is poised to do just that, with its own unique take on the Spider-Man franchise. While animated Spider-Man TV shows (like the ongoing Marvel's Spider-Man) and comic books have featured multiple web-slingers in the same universe before, Into the Spider-Verse is the first movie to take that approach.

Based on the teaser trailer footage, Into the Spider-Verse will make good on its promise to mix things up visually too. Directors Bob Persichetti (the head of story on The Little Prince) and Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians) have embraced a pretty stylized and eye-catching aesthetic here, using crisp dark colors to bring the film's nighttime settings and high-flying action sequences to life. With Phil Lord and Chris Miller's script hopefully delivering their usual combination of heart and humor (with a kid-friendly touch a la Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and The LEGO Movie), Into the Spider-Verse could prove to be something quite special.

MORE: Animated Spider-Man Has a 'Throwback' Vibe

Source: Sony Pictures

Key Release Dates
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) release date: Dec 14, 2018
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