Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will introduce a complex multiverse according to the movie's directors. The animated film, which is centered on the Miles Morales Spider-Man, will feature other Spider-Men from a number of different universes.
Directed by Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, and Bob Persichetti, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the first Spider-Man film that features Miles Morales, rather than Peter Parker, in the lead role. The film deals with Morales' struggle between juggling high school and becoming a superhero. The character of Miles Morales, an Afro-Latino, has been praised by many who believe there aren't enough minority role models in comics. The fact that a Spider-Man film is concentrating on Morales at all is being welcomed by the film industry, which has also been criticized for having too few minorities in influential roles onscreen.
When speaking with Screen Rant, the co-directors indicated that the concept of the complex multiverse will be introduced through the perspective of Miles Morales. Rothman says that their world is established through Miles' eyes, since he's seeing and experiencing everything for the first time:
"But everything is from the perspective of this kid from Brooklyn, from a very specific world, who has never encountered any of these things before. Never saw any of these things as possible for him. Even the most outlandish ideas are presented to Miles. That's how we get some of our newer concepts into the movie. How we explain them. And get everyone to understand what's up."
Persichetti adds onto Rothman's comments, offering a bit of hope that everyone will get to experience this new world along with Miles:
"It's that subjectivity to Miles, as he discovers these things and learns them. Hopefully we are bringing the audience along and get to experience it with him, so they are just along for the ride."
There has been talk about Spider-Man fatigue considering that Marvel Studios is in the middle of their own solo trilogy, while Sony is gearing up to a launch a Spider-Man spinoff universe focused primarily on villains. Then there's Into the Spider-Verse, an animated film that has all the potential of a full-fledged multiverse on its hands. After all, the very first movie already introduces not one but several new Spider-Men for the first time on the big screen.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has a lot going for it - an incredible cast, a unique story line, and the fact that it is directed by three very talented filmmakers who have proven themselves before. If everything goes according to plan, then there's always the chance that Into the Spider-Verse could connect to all the other Spider-Man movies out there, including the MCU.
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- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) release date: Dec 14, 2018