A Grown Up Peter Parker Mentors Miles in New Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Trailer
When we first heard about Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s take on Spider-Man, we were undeniably giddy. After all, these are the guys who directed the 21 Jump Street movies and The Lego Movie. Lord and Miller both have comedic chops and experience working with animation. The first trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a burst of energy and color that left our jaws on the floor. That previous look introduced us to Miles Morales, and now a new trailer gives us a more complete picture of the plot.
The sheer volume of stuff thrown at you in this trailer is incredible. Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), a 13 year old boy living in Brooklyn, is being mentored by Peter Parker (Jake Johnson) on how to become Spider-Man. While much was made of the death of Peter Parker in the comics, Peter lives on in the Spider-Verse as a middle-aged man. The elder Spider-Man seems to have dropped the manners, seen sloppily eating a burger and making Miles pick-up the tab in the trailer. At the very end of the we even catch a glimpse of Spider-Gwen. That’s right, Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) that has become a Spider-Person herself.
There was even a hilarious father-son relationship between Miles and his dad, including a trailer-stealing scene where Miles gets dropped off at school. Beyond the story, characters, and everything else we’ve all come to love about Spider-Man, what seems to set this movie apart is the animation. The style combines elements of the computer-generated imagery that we’ve become accustomed to seeing in animated films with extremely graphic novel style. Even the way the characters are designed harkens back to the exaggerated features of comic book and comic characters. The characters feel like they leap right off of the page. That unique feel, with the new and old faces we all love, promises a film that will not soon be forgotten.
Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse swings into theaters December 14.
Featured Image: Miles Morales in Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.