A brand new promotional spot for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse reveals Miles Morales' (Shameik Moore) camouflage abilities while he's on a mission with Peter Parker (Jake Johnson). Produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, the animated film boasts some nifty visuals and an intriguing premise by assembling several iterations of the iconic Marvel hero in one epic movie. The flick will also feature a slew of classic Spider-Man villains such as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin (Liev Schreiber), Green Goblin and Prowler.
With less than two months away from hitting theaters, Sony Pictures Entertainment is ramping up their marketing campaign for Into the Spider-Verse, especially given this year's highly competitive December with regard to blockbuster release dates. Plot details are still scant at the moment, but the film is shaping up to be a potential sustainable Spider-Man franchise for the company different from previous attempts to build a film series around the popular superhero if this first film turns to be well-received.
From Sony Pictures Entertainment's official YouTube account comes a brand new promo clip for Into the Spider-Verse. It consists of a mix of old and brand new snippets, mainly focusing on all the other versions of the web-slinging hero such as Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Noir (Nicolas Cage), and Spider-Ham (John Mulaney). But the main takeaway is the closing sequence of the video where Miles and Peter discover the former's ability to camouflage. Watch it below:
Miles' ability to be invisible is pulled straight from his print characterization and was first introduced in Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man. It's one of the significant differences between him and Peter. Seeing it utilized on the big screen with both iterations of the hero present will be fun, especially since the two seem to have a fun dynamic in the film with Peter being the reluctant mentor to Miles. It remains to be seen how this ability will play into the narrative of Into the Spider-Verse, but if anything, it would undoubtedly be a treat played out.
Sony's already had a good year when it comes to their Spider-Man-centric projects. Last month, Tom Hardy's Venom film nabbed more $500 million at the global box office, and despite it not featuring a cameo from Tom Holland's Peter Parker/Spider-Man, it was successful enough to merit a sequel and possibly lead to an eventual crossover with the MCU. It also paves the way for other projects in the studio's docket such as Jared Leto's Morbius the Living Vampire and Silver Sable and Black Cat. If a film that has divided the public from the get-go like Venom became a financial hit for the studio, one can only imagine how successful Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse can be considering that buzz about it has been mainly general thus far.
Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) release date: Dec 14, 2018