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– by Shockey

When Sony approached Phil Lord and Chris Miller to create an animated Spider-Man movie they said it had to be Miles Morales. Both had fallen in love with the comic book series and new that was a story they could tell on the big screen.  With the story set the challenge became how to make an animated movie, thats where Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman came in.  They want to create an immersive experience for the audience like no other animated movie has ever done.

At the Hall H panel Phil Lord said for them they wanted to tell a story that no one has heard or seen.  They didn’t just want to copy the Miles Morales story from the Ultimate comic books.  This movie is very ambitious because its introducing the mainstream audience to multiple Spider-Men, not just Miles Morales but Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir (voiced by Nic Cage), Spider-Ham (voiced by John Mulaney), and Peni Parker (Kimiko Glen).  By introducing so many Spider-Men it makes this a story about how anyone can be behind the mask.

The clip that was shown in Hall H showed us a version of Peter Parker that is older and tired of being Spider-Man.  When he meets Miles and asked to be his mentor he initially says no. Peter doesn’t want to help but Miles is so persistent that he finally gives in.  During the clip we see Peter train Miles through trial by fire.  It is at the end that Miles is confronted by other Spider-Men.

Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse hits theaters this Christmas.