Wild Web-Slingers Unite in new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sneak-Peek
Everyone is excited for Miles Morales (voiced by The Get Down‘s Shameik Moore) to make his grand entrance on the big screen, yet the young Brooklyn native will be sharing the stage with a slew of wild web-slingers. Yes, Morales has a few things to learn about being Spider-Man (for example; he doesn’t wear a cape), but luckily for him, he’ll have plenty of opportunities to hone his skills in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse thanks to a mentor by the name of Peter Parker (voiced by Jake Johnson). Sony Pictures has released a new international sneak peek of their ambitious animated feature. Into the Spider-Verse will not only introduce Miles Morales but will give us a host of alternate universe Spider-Men (and women—and pigs). These include Spider-Gwen (voiced by Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Ham (yes, he’s a pig, and he’s voiced by John Mulaney), Peni Parker (voiced by Kimiko Glenn), and Spider-Man Noir (voiced by, wait for it, Nic Cage).
As this new sneak peek shows, Into the Spider-Verse has wit and charm in abundance, plus a gorgeously realized visual style. The film eschews the digital perfection of many CG animated films for a more impressionistic look, which links Into the Spider-Verse in the exuberantly colorful comics world it came from. Getting a chance to finally see Miles Morales slip into the Spidey suit is something fans have been waiting a long time to see. The cast is excellent; joining Moore, Johnson, Steinfeld, Mulaney, Glenn, and Cage are Mahershala Ali and Brian Tyree Henry as Aaron and Jefferson Davis, Miles’ uncle and father, Liev Schreiber as the villain Kingpin, Luna Lauren-Valez as Miles’ mother Rio, and Lily Tomlin as Aunt May.
Into the Spider-Verse is directed by Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians), Bob Perschietti (writer of The Little Prince), and Rodney Rothman (writer of 22 Jump Street), and written by The Lego Movie‘s Phil Lord and produced by his filmmaking partner Chris Miller.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse opens in theaters on December 14th.
Featured image: Peni (Kimiko Glen), Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Ham (John Mulaney), Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage) in Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE. Courtesy Sony Pictuers.