The Incredible 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Trailer Gets the Spider-Fam Together
There are quite a few different variations on Spider-Man, and most of them live in different universes. What Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sony's new animated Spider-Man movie, posits is: what if they were all jumbled up into the SAME timeline?
The new trailer for Into the Spider-Verse was released today, and it's even wilder, stranger, and more colorful than the first one from June. Plus, this one kind of explains more of what's going on: apparently, the Kingpin has created a special machine that transports all the different Spider-Mans and Spider-Girls and Spider-People and Spider-Animals into the same universe, which sounds really dope until it all inevitably goes wrong.
It's Peter Parker! Now it's Miles Morales! Miles has a hot dad! Now the Spider-Mans are working together! It's Gwen Stacy! It's Spider-Man Noir and Peni Parker, aka SP//dr, a Japanese teen girl who psychically copilots a mecha suit with a radioactive spider friend! By the way, were you aware that there are a lot of Spider-Man incarnations, because there are A LOT.
What's most exciting about this -- aside from the fact that it's Peter Parker and Miles Morales in the same movie, or that Nic Cage gets to voice a character, or that John Mulaney is Spider-Pig -- is how incredible the animation style is. It's CGI animation that looks like you're flipping pages of a 2D comic book, complete with occasional sound effects and thought bubbles. The animation studio, Sony Pictures Imageworks, created an entirely new style that combines three-dimensional CGI animation with linework and other comic book art techniques to make a completely unique look.