Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’s First Animatic Was Three Hours Long

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a very ambitious film. While it certainly is, first and foremost, a Miles Morales story, it has the added benefit (or drawback) of featuring a handful of other big Spider-People characters.

Of course, you have Peter Parker — the OG Spider-Man. You have Gwen Stacy, taking on the role of Spider-Woman. And then you have the trifecta of Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Ham, and Peni Parker who controls her own robotic spider. There is plenty of opportunity for us to be led astray in the narrative down the path of no return, but its runtime is a brisk 117 minutes. As it turns out, however, the film’s original animatic was substantially longer, as co-director Bob Persichetti revealed during a Q&A hosted by Collider:

“The very first cut — the animatic, at that time it had a special name called Cabin Fever — was three hours long. So there was a lot of material that had to be formed and focused onto how it could help support Miles and how it could help not to confuse the audience.”

RELATED – Spider-Verse: Could Spooner-Man And Japanese Spider-Man Show Up In The Sequel?

Of course, many big Hollywood films start out with a lot of bloat to it. As the story is fine-tuned, however, they’re able to trim it quite a bit. But even in that sense, Spider-Verse is unique — at least in animation. In animation, you generally want to prune the story as early as possible so that you’re not wasting any resources on animation. As such, it’s rare to have a film with many fully-animated scenes that are cut. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse cut 10, as Persichetti revealed:

“Another rare thing for an animated film is that there’s animation on the cutting room floor. There’s about 10 minutes of that from this movie, which is a really high number. And there’s one scene specifically that was one we all really loved, but the movie just kept pushing it out. It was like a splinter, and you’re body’s like, ‘Nope, you’re not gonna fit there. Get out.'”

Damn. So there’s a whole lot of content out there. Hopefully, it makes it out there on the Blu-ray!

Would you love to see an extended cut of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Don’t forget to share this post on your Facebook wall and with your Twitter followers! Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.

SOURCE: Collider

GenreVerse Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The Genreverse Podcast Network? This includes our premiere podcast The Daily CoGBreaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, GeekScholars Movie News, Nerd Flix & Chill, Marvel Multiverse Mondays, Anime-Versal Review Podcast, and our Star Wars dedicated podcast The Cantina. Check it out by listening below. It's also available on all your favorite podcast apps! Subscribe on: Apple PodcastsSpotify |  SoundCloud | Stitcher | Google Play

Joseph Jammer Medina

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.

Read Previous

LRM Ranks It Podcast: Top 5 Films Of 2018

Read Next

Bumblebee Screenwriter Knows Where She Wants To Take The Sequel

This website is using Google Analytics. Please click here if you want to opt-out. Click here to opt-out.