Sony released the trailer for their formally untitled animated Spider-Man film featuring Miles Morales over the weekend, now with the official title, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
And yes, “Spider-Verse” does refer to the fact that Peter Parker’s Spider-Man will be in the film as well. In fact, did you catch him at the end of the trailer talking to Miles at the subway?
The most basic, official synopsis from Sony, is as follows:
“Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) falls through an alternate-universe New York City in Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.“
That sounds an awful lot like the Marvel Comics mini-series Spider-Men from 2012, in which Peter Parker is brought into the “Ultimate” universe by Mysterio, quickly learning the Peter Parker/Spider-Man of this universe has been killed, and his role filled by a new, younger Spider-Man named Miles Morales. The two more or less share nearly equal panel-time. We even see a gravestone that seems to read “Peter Parker” in the new trailer. So, it is Spider-Men, only reversed?
Not so fast, as at Comic-Con Experience 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller made it clear Miles Morales is at the center of this movie, not Peter Parker, per Collider.
Collider shares from Comic-Con Experience that Lord and Miller made it clear this is a Miles Morales movie, but that one of the things they wanted to show was Peter Parker being the grownup in the room, for perhaps the first time ever. So, it sounds to me, that if we were to compare this new film to Spider-Man: Homecoming, we’ll be seeing Peter in the Tony Stark role with Miles Morales as the impressionable novice.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is still a whole year away, so we’ll learn more in 2018.
Are you excited for a movie that focuses on Miles Morales, or were you hoping for a more even split with Peter Parker? Or have we just seen too much of that guy since the release of Spider-Man in 2002? Let us know in the comment section below!
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swings into theaters on Christmas 2018.
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