Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part 1) is one of the most anticipated superhero successors of the year, without a doubt. Pushes even to the side Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness, the first of two successors to the 2018s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been in the works since before the first film even came to the cinema, and in an interview with Collider’s own Steven Weintraub to After the party, Phil Lord and Chris Miller talked about the “ambitious” sequel as they described it, and suggested expanding a fan-favorite aspect of the series.
One of the most iconic parts of Into the spider verse, and what distinguishes it from its multiversal counterpart, Spider-Man: No Way Home, were the unique animation styles used to distinguish between spider humans. Anime for Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn), flat black and white for Spider-Man Noir (Nicholas Cage), and a unique 3D animated look for the hero Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) all helped to give the heroes recognizable looks that stuck with the audience for quite some time after the film ended. That style was one of many things Into the spider verse was praised for, changing the way the audience understood what animation can do. And it seems that Lord and Miller plan to stretch the boundaries of their chosen medium even further when both parts of Across the Spider verse came to the cinemas.
And while Lord and Miller could not confirm about No way home stars zendaya and Tom Holland wanted to join the film after expressing interest (which hopefully means we could be on the right track with that hint), they revealed something different about the direction of the upcoming film. While we knew from a short trailer that Miles would visit other universes – and run into oscar isaac‘s Miguel O’Hara instructors revealed that each universe will be as separate as its characters, with different animation styles corresponding to each branch of the multiverse, according to Miller:
“It’s, as Phil said, a very ambitious successor, because we would not just do the same thing again. So the idea that we would go to different dimensions really opened up an opportunity artistically to make each world have its own. art style and being able to pressure people at ImageWorks to develop a way to make each dimension feel like it was drawn by another artist’s hand. Seeing the evolution of those things is breathtaking, and that’s really why we keep doing it because it’s so hard to get it right. ”
Lord described their work on Across the Spider verse As well as their other work, on projects such as The Mitchells vs. The Machines – as an attempt to “push animation in directions it has not yet gone,” and we can safely say that the duo has already achieved this by creating a film with Into Spider-Versee that looks like it has been ripped directly from the pages of the world’s greatest comics.
What animation styles can we expect to see when Across the Spider verse coming to the cinema? No one knows, even though we got a brief look at a more traditional two-dimensional universe in the film’s opening sequence, where Miles goes on multiverse jumping and finds himself in a fight with Spider-Man 2099, which was teased during the closing credits scene of Into the spider verse. Will the two come together, or will their disagreement tear a hole in the multiverse’s fabric as their live-action counterpart Peter Parker? We can only hope for the former.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part 1) coming to the cinema on October 7th.
Now we need the dog Monchi to make a cameo!
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