Spider-Man mentors a teenager from Brooklyn, N.Y., to become the next web-slinging superhero.
Initial release: December 13, 2018 (Singapore)
Directors: Peter Ramsey, Robert Persichetti Jr., Rodney Rothman
Screenplay: Phil Lord
Production companies: Sony Pictures Animation, Columbia Pictures, Marvel Entertainment
Producers: Amy Pascal, Christina Steinberg, Chris Miller, Avi Arad, Phil Lord.
Nicolas Cage is getting into the superhero game later this year with Sony’s animated Marvel feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. But Cage rarely restricts himself to simply performing a role as written; he’s got to inject 100% Cage into each and every part he plays. So while it remains to be seen just how big a role he’ll have in the big-screen retelling of Miles Morales’ spider-journey, Cage is going to make the most of it.
We’ve known for a little while now that Cage would be playing another Spider-Man in the upcoming movie, but I’ve recently gone into some detail about just how he’s shaping that character. Unsurprisingly, it’s going to be Epic Cage.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse opens December 14th and also features the voices of Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, and Liev Schreiber.Here’s what Cage had to say about his character in a chat with EW:
One of my most anticipated movies of 2018 is the computer-animated superhero film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Written by Phil Lord and helmed by Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians), Bob Perischetti (writer of The Little Prince), and Rodney Rothman (writer of 22 Jump Street), the movie takes place in a world where more than one person can wear the mask of Spider-Man, and we’re in for some awesome surprises. In addition, the visuals look like nothing that has been done before and it’s like we’ve entered the pages of a comic book.
The film stars Shameik Moore as the voice of Miles Morales, Jake Johnson as Peter Parker, Mahershala Ali as Aaron Davis, Brian Tyree as Henry Davis, Liev Schreiber as Kingpin, Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen, Luna Lauren-Valez as Miles’ mother Rio, and Lily Tomlin as Aunt May
While at this year’s Comic-Con, I got to sit down with directors Peter Ramsey, Bob Perischetti and Rodney Rothman for an exclusive interview at the Collider studio. They talked about the look of the film, how Miles Morales is from a world like ours but not ours, how they have the biggest animation crew working on the film in Sony’s history, that you’ll want to see the film in 3D, why test screening an animated movie is hard, how are they thinking about the post-credits scene, and a lot more.
Check out what they had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about, the official synopsis, links and images.
Peter Ramsey, Bob Perischetti and Rodney Rothman:
What are they allowed to say about the movie?
* How did the design of the film happen?
* How the film is CG with a few hand drawn flourishes.
* How will you want to see the film in 3D?
* How Miles Morales is from a world like ours but not ours.
* When do they have to be done with the movie?
* How they have the largest animation crew in Sony’s history working on the film now. 142 animators.
* Have they done any test screenings of the film?
* How long was their first cut versus the finished film?
* How the studio could want a 90 minute film while the filmmakers might want a longer cut.
Do they know what the post-credits scene will be?
Have they already thought about spinoffs and sequels?
Here’s the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse:
There are multiple Spider-Men in different dimensions that are kind of colliding together. My character’s Spider-Man Noir. He’s really Peter Parker from the ’30s. I tried to channel those noir films with [Humphrey] Bogart, and have those kinds of sounds that he might make with [James] Cagney, or Edward G. Robinson, that kind of way of talking. I tried to give the character that. It was a lot of fun. I think it should be quite funny. The movie definitely has a sense of humor, and that’s a good thing because it’s good for the whole family. “
Here’s the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Happy Spider-Man Day! To celebrate what should be an official, government-recognized holiday, Sony Pictures Animation has unveiled a new look at the upcoming animated superhero epic, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Not only will the new film feature Miles Morales on the big screen for the first time, it’ll fold in multiple universes with many, many iterations of the title hero. But no matter the hero or their universe, they’re going to need a costume to fight crime. That’s where this new image comes in.
Shameik Moore stars as the voice of Miles Morales, with Mahershala Ali and Brian Tyree Henry voicing Aaron and Jefferson Davis respectively, the latter of whom is Miles’ father. Additionally, Liev Schreiber is playing the villain Kingpin, Hailee Steinfeld is Spider-Gwen, Luna Lauren-Valez is Miles’ mother Rio, and Lily Tomlin is Aunt May. Directed by Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians), Bob Perischetti (writer of The Little Prince), and Rodney Rothman (writer of 22 Jump Street), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse opens December 14th.
As Miles Morales himself says in the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse trailer, “In your universe, there’s only one Spider-Man. But there is another universe. It looks and sounds like yours, but it’s not. “Welcome to Marvel Comics’ Ultimate Universe, friends. Also known as Earth-1610, the Ultimate run of comics served in part to introduce Miles Morales as Spider-Man back in 2011 after the death of Peter Parker in a completely separate continuity from Marvel’s Earth-616 main story line. Though many of the characters in the Ultimate universe merged into the mainstream universe in the comics in recent years, it looks like Into the Spider-Verse is more than happy to play in the Ultimate world.
That goes a long way towards explaining the comic book craziness that’s going on in this new trailer. Not only does Peter Parker’s Spider-Man, existing as the OG wall-crawler, web-swing alongside Miles Morales in this world, but Gwen Stacy’s Spider-Gwen joins the party as well. (How many more spider-people are there? As the trailer teased, we’ll find out more at Comic-Con!) But while spider-themed superheroes are all well and good, they need some ultimate villains to contend with for the good of the story. A trio of them are teased in this very trailer, but since the Ultimate Universe is slightly less well known, we wanted to break down just what they’re all about.
Starring Shameik Moore as the voice of Miles Morales, Jake Johnson as Peter Parker, Mahershala Ali as Aaron Davis, Brian Tyree as Henry Davis, Liev Schreiber as Kingpin, Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen, Luna Lauren-Valez as Miles’ mother Rio , and Lily Tomlin as Aunt May, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swings into theaters on December 14th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The Prowler is likely going to be the main villain of this piece due to the character’s personal ties to Miles Morales himself. While Jefferson Davis, Miles’ father, was eleven a reformed crook who straightened himself out eleven he became a father, Jefferson’s brother Aaron stuck to his criminal ways, embracing the villainous identity of The Prowler. That automatically adds some extra drama to the spider-battle here. But while the previous trailer revealed Miles Morales chasing down the Prowler through the streets of New York in their iconic costumes, this new trailer shows what appears to be Peter Parker’s version of Spider-Man taking on the Marvel villain. Or perhaps this is Morales in the classic costume paying homage to his fallen hero and mentor? Time will tell.
While my first thought when seeing this battle was, hilariously, “Is that Bruce the gargoyle?”, It quickly became apparent that Spidey’s battle-mate here is the Ultimate Goblin. Spoiler: T
While we do not get a good look at Liev Schreiber’s Kingpin in this trailer, there’s a chance that the Wide Boi seen above is, in fact, the criminal mastermind. What exactly is going on in the background? Here is a mighty example of one of Miles Morales’ unique powers, like his energy blast.
Another of Miles’ powers was briefly on display in this trailer even though it was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment. You see, Miles can turn invisible / use camouflage to his advantage, as you can kind of see below:
More spider-surprises are in store for folks attending San Diego Comic-Con this year, so stay tuned to find out more!
Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The animated film features Shameik Moore of Netflix’s The Get Down as the voice of Miles Morales, the young African-American man who takes up the mantle of Spider-Man in Brian Michael Bendis’ run of comics. Phil Lord wrote the screenplay for the film, which finds Morales discovering a multi-verse that features multiple Spider-Men, which is how we get Jake Johnson’s Peter Parker. Additionally, Mahershala Ali and Brian Tyree Henry voice Aaron and Jefferson Davis, the latter of whom is Miles’ father.
In the director’s chair is a trio of talented filmmakers: Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians), Bob Perischetti (writer of The Little Prince), and Rodney Rothman (writer of 22 Jump Street). Lord and Christopher Miller are producing the film alongside Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, and Christina Steinberg.
First and foremost, this thing looks absolutely stunning. The animation style is refreshing and unique, and it pops with lots of color and stuttered movement that evokes the comics panels off of which it’s based. But it also serves to purpose, as the exaggerated style drills down the idea of a multi-verse and further makes Into the Spider-Verse stand out at a time when general audiences may be a little confused as to what Spider-Man is now, between the Marvel Studios-produced Tom Holland movies and Sony’s own little Spider-Man universe that kicks off with Venom.
The story itself also looks delightful, as we see Peter Parker takes Miles Morals under his wing and basically teac