Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street (and fired from Solo: A Star Wars Story), 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.
We’re convinced that the animated movie is going to mostly follow the storyline of Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man by chronicling how Miles Morales got his powers and showing the death of Spider-Man. This would explain why Miles goes to the cemetery to visit Peter Parker’s grave. The film could then show Miles deciding to use his newfound powers for good, and as he tries them out, somehow ends up in an alternate universe where Peter Parker is still alive and becomes the mentor that Lord and Miller have mentioned.
Into the Spider-Verse is set apart from most of Marvel’s and DC’s previous animated movies, which normally go straight to DVD or streaming services. It’s likely the success of recent animated movies has prompted Marvel to take a chance on this one.
Also worth noting, during a Q&A panel at the Comic Con Experience convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Lord & Miller confirmed that there won’t be any link between their film and what’s going on over in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Peter Parker in this film will be a different version of the character than what we’re seeing now in the MCU, as he’ll be middle-aged and act as a mentor to Miles, who’s the real focus of the story here.
We’re very hopeful that Sony can do some really fantastic stuff with this story.
The movie is set for wide release on December 14, 2018.