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Across the Spider-Verse will change the art style in every reality

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will change the art style in every reality

With its comic-style panels and dot coloring, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse already changed the visual language of animated superhero movies. For the sequel in two parts, Through the Spider-Verse, however, the images will go even further, as the first teaser hints. In an interview with Collider, Chris Miller and Phil Lord discussed the way forward.

“The idea that we would go to different dimensions really opened up an artistic opportunity to have each world have its own art style, and to be able to push the folks at ImageWorks to develop a way to make each dimension feel like that she was drawn by another artist’s hand,” says Miller. “To see the development of this stuff is breathtaking, and really, that’s the reason we keep doing it, because it’s so hard to get it right.”

Lord adds that their goal is always to “push animation in directions it hasn’t gone before” on every project. With people like spider worms, The Lego Movieand The Mitchells vs. Machines among their credits as directors or producers, it’s safe to say they do.

The first one spider worms The movie teased different styles among the characters. Peni Parker looked like a manga, Spider-Ham looked like a classic cartoon, and Kingpin looked like a weird cut-out caricature. Stepping into the different universes they come from can involve this kind of large-scale style change.

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