There have been a lot of Spider-Man movies over the past two decades. Since 2002, Sony has released six major movies about the web slinger starring three different actors in the role of Peter Parker. In December 2018, another Spider-Man movie will hit theaters, and it be completely different from the others.
First off, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is an animated movie, not live-action like every other Spider-Man movie before it. Secondly, and probably most importantly, the story will focus on Miles Morales, not Peter Parker, even though Parker does appear in the movie.
The new Spider-Man story will focus on Miles Morales, a half African American, half Puerto Rican teenager, who willÂ explore new ideas about the web slinger that havenâ€™t been touched upon in previous screen adaptations. Plus, the trippy 2D/3D animation looks awesome; just watch the movieâ€™s official trailer and youâ€™ll see how visually striking the movie is.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse comes from the brain trust responsible for The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, Christopher Miller and Phil Lord. The duo are producing the movie while Lord is also lending a hand in writing the script, which will be directed by three directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman.
As with any Miller and Lord film, this one will have tons of comedic elements to it. The trailer does a great job of relating how engaging Miles Morales will be, bringing tons of charisma that make him a very likable Spider-Man.
Bringing the movie to life is the very talented voice cast that includes Shameik Moore (Spider-Man/Miles Morales), Jake Johnson (Spider-Man/Peter Parker), Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen), Liev Schreiber (Kingpin) and Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali (Aaron Davis/Prowler).
In Into the Spider-Verse, more than one Spider-Man will be able to wear the mask at the same time through the melding of different universes. Weâ€™re not sure how the plot will unfurl with Miles Morales, though we are certain he will get bitten by a spider carrying Peter Parkerâ€™s DNA, hence his abilities plus a few additional ones. One of the key differences between Peter Parker and Miles Morales is that the latter has a camouflaging ability that makes him nearly invisibleâ€”which can be briefly seen in the trailer.Â