Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018) – Teaser Trailer (REACTION)

Well holy Spidey-Sense! Part of me completely forgot that this upcoming Sony Pictures Animation Spider-Man production was even a thing, let alone that it was well into production and only a year away. There’s been so much focus on Marvel Studios upcoming slate, Warner Bros/DC’s lack of a slate and upcoming X-Men films from 20th Century Fox that it’s easy to let Sony’s upcoming ‘Venom‘ and other Spider-Verse films slip your mind.

Well, either way, we have our first look at ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse‘; a title that’s a bit too elaborate but I guess it distinguishes itself from other incarnations of the character. First, we have the creative team which consists of a trio of directors. We have Bob Perischetti making his directorial debut (having worked as an animator on many major Disney, Dreamworks and Aardman productions), Rodney Rothman also making his debut (having written the screenplays for ‘Grudge Match‘ and ‘22 Jump Street‘) but most impressively of all is director Peter Ramsey who directed the astonishingly good ‘Rise of the Guardians‘ (a film that hardly gets any love but is legitimately brilliant). We also have the masterminds behind ‘The LEGO Movie‘, ‘21/22 Jump Street‘ and ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story‘ Phil Lord and Chris Miller writing the story and the screenplay. So it looks like we’ve got the right team behind the scenes.

As for voice-actors, we have one of the stars of Netflix’s ‘The Get Down‘ Shamiek Moore voicing Miles Morales, a future incarnation of Spider-Man after the death of Peter Parker in an alternative future of the Marvel Universe. And by the looks of this trailer, that’s the approach that this story is going for with Miles visiting the grave of Peter Parker. Not much is known about the plot (other than Liev Schreiber will be voicing the film’s villain) and this trailer doesn’t give us much to work with, but it gives us plenty of spectacle and a great sense of atmosphere.

Some of the shots here are breathtaking and the cel-shaded style that reminds me of the “Ultimate Spider-Man” video game from 2005 which compliments the lighting and the tableau’s  brilliantly. If there’s one issue I have with the animation, it’s that the moment Miles Morales takes off the mask, the lack of shadows on his face, the non-angular approach and the way the lines on his face are defined completely clashes with the cel-shaded style. Maybe it’ll be fixed for the final film, but for a brief moment in this trailer it took me out of the film.

Either way, the animation looks like nothing else coming from a Western-Studio on the big screen, it’s great to see Miles on the big-screen (even though he really should get the live-action treatment ASAP) and with the implication of there being other Spider-Men in this Universe, I hope we get the long-awaited debut of Spider-Ham; a part-spider part-pig Superhero from Earth-8311 of the Marvel Universe.

Comics are weird.

Spider-Man: Enter the Spider-Verse‘ will be released in the UK and the US on December 14th 2018.

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Posted: 10th Dec 17