Miles Morales will once again tip into groundbreaking visual territory when he returns to the big screen in Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse (Part One).
In a recent interview with Colliderfilmmaking duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller spoke about their ambitious take on Sony Into the Spider-Verse to follow. The writers teased that fans who loved the first film’s groundbreaking visuals will be ready for another “ambitious” effort, according to Lord, in the first half of the two-part sequel.
“It’s, as Phil said, a very ambitious sequel because we didn’t want to do the same thing over again,” said Miller, who co-wrote the screenplay and produced the film. “And so 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 that every dimension feels like it was drawn by another artist’s hand.
“To see the development of this stuff is breathtaking,” he added, “and that’s really why we keep doing it, because it’s so hard to get it right. “
The first pictures of Through the Spider-Verse (Part One) was released last December, a two-and-a-half-minute teaser that debuted at Brazil Comic Con. The anticipated animated feature will follow Miles Morales, voiced by Shameik Moore, after being transported to another universe and having a run-in with Spider-Man 2099, Miguel O’Hara, voiced by Oscar Isaac. For his latest adventure, Morales will once again team up with Hailee Steinfeld’s Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen as well as a new group of web-slingers against a new villain.
Into the Spider-Verse won both the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature in 2019, coming out on top in a category typically dominated by Disney and Pixar. For the film, whose creators wanted to resemble comic book art, new techniques were developed that combined the industry’s most classic hand-drawn animation with the latest computer graphics methods.
“In a traditional CG-rendered film, you mimic ‘reality’, but we were trying to mimic the feel of flipping through a comic book, where you get these really expressive ink drawings, but do it in a cinematic way” , Bob Persichetti , one of the directors of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseRecount The Hollywood Reporter around the release of the film.
Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson, Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse (Part One) features a screenplay by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and David Callaham. The producers of the film, which is set to hit theaters on October 7, 2022, include Lord and Miller, as well as Avi Arad, Amy Pascal and Christina Steinberg.