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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Miles Morales / Spider-Man, produced by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Marvel, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It is the first animated feature film in the Spider-Man franchise,[4][5] and is set in a shared multiverse called the "Spider-Verse", which has alternate universes. The film was directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman from a screenplay by Phil Lord and Rothman and a story by Lord, and stars the voices of Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, and Liev Schreiber. In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Miles Morales becomes one of the many Spider-Men as they team up to save New York City from Kingpin.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Phil Lord
  • Rodney Rothman
Story byPhil Lord
Based on
Starring
Music byDaniel Pemberton
Edited byRobert Fisher Jr.
Production
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Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release date
Running time
117 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$90 million[2]
Box office$375.5 million[3]

Plans for an animated Spider-Man film by Lord and Christopher Miller were leaked in 2014 and announced in April 2015. Persichetti, Ramsey and Rothman joined over the next two years, with Moore and Schreiber cast in April 2017. Lord and Miller wanted the film to have a unique style, combining Sony Pictures Imageworks' computer animation pipeline with traditional hand-drawn comic book techniques inspired by the work of Miles Morales co-creator Sara Pichelli. The film's animation required up to 140 animators, the largest crew used by Sony Pictures Animation. The film was dedicated to the memories of the creators of Spider-Man, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, who both passed away in 2018.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse had its world premiere at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles on December 1, 2018, and was theatrically released in the United States on December 14. It grossed over $375 million worldwide against a $90 million budget. It received praise for its animation, characters, story, voice acting, humor and soundtrack, and won numerous awards, including Best Animated Feature at the 91st Academy Awards, 46th Annie Awards, and 76th Golden Globe Awards. It was the first non-Disney or Pixar film to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature since Rango (2011), as well as the first non-Disney/Pixar film to win that award when a Disney or Pixar film was also in contention since Happy Feet (2006). A sequel and spin-off are in development.

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PlotEdit

Teenager Miles Morales struggles to live up to the expectations of his father, police officer Jefferson Davis, who sees Spider-Man as a menace. Miles changes to a boarding school, but later sneaks out and goes to his uncle Aaron Davis’ house. When he takes Miles to an abandoned subway station to paint graffiti, Miles is bitten by a radioactive spider and gains spider-like abilities.

Miles returns to the station to search for the spider and discovers a particle accelerator called "The Super-Collider" built by Wilson Fisk. Fisk hopes to access parallel universes to find alternative versions of his deceased wife and son, who died in a car crash after they found Fisk trying to kill Spider-Man. Spider-Man tries to disable the collider while fighting Fisk's enforcers, Green Goblin and Prowler. Spider-Man saves Miles and senses that they are alike. Green Goblin shoves Spider-Man into the collider, causing an explosion that kills Green Goblin. Wounded, Spider-Man gives Miles a USB drive to disable the accelerator and warns that the machine could destroy the city if reactivated. Miles watches in horror as Fisk kills Spider-Man, and flees from Prowler.

Miles tries out his newfound abilities in a Spider-Man Halloween costume, but in the process damages the USB drive. At Spider-Man's grave, Miles meets Peter B. Parker, an older and worn-down version of Spider-Man from another dimension. Upon meeting Peter, Miles inadvertently discovers a power to emit a bio-electric pulse to disable his victim. Peter reluctantly agrees to train Miles in exchange for help stealing data to create a new drive. In Fisk's research facility, Miles discovers he has the power to turn invisible. They are confronted by chief scientist Olivia Octavius, who reveals that Peter will die due to cellular decay if he stays longer in their dimension after taking DNA samples from Peter.

Miles and Peter are rescued by Gwen Stacy, Spider-Woman from another dimension. They find Peter's aunt, May Parker, who is sheltering more heroes from other dimensions – Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Ham, and Peni Parker – who are also deteriorating. Miles offers to disable the collider so the others can return home, but the heroes tell him he lacks experience.

Miles retreats to Aaron's home, where he discovers that Aaron is the Prowler. He returns to May's house, where Peni has completed the drive; however, he is followed by Fisk, Prowler, Octavius, Scorpion, and Tombstone, leading to a brawl. Miles flees, but is captured by Prowler and unmasks himself. Unwilling to kill Miles, Aaron is shot by Fisk. Miles flees with Aaron, but Aaron dies of his injuries. Jefferson sees Miles mourning over Aaron and concludes that Spider-Man killed him.

The heroes regroup with Miles in his dorm. Peter restrains Miles with his webs to ensure his safety before heading out with the heroes, choosing to sacrifice himself by staying behind and deactivating the collider. Jefferson arrives outside Miles' door and, assuming he does not want to speak to him, apologizes for his mistakes.

Miles masters his powers and goes to Aunt May's, where he gains web shooters and repaints Peter's suit. He joins the heroes and helps them defeat Fisk's enforcers before activating the USB drive and sending them home. Fisk and Miles fight throughout the collider, attracting Jefferson's attention. As Miles is nearly killed, Jefferson realizes that Spider-Man is not the enemy and encourages him. Miles paralyzes Fisk with his venom blast and throws him at the kill switch, destroying the collider.

Fisk and his enforcers are arrested and Jefferson recognizes Spider-Man as a hero. Miles embraces the responsibilities of his new life. Back in their home dimensions, the heroes return to their lives; Peter prepares to fix his relationship with Mary Jane, Spider-Noir finally solves a Rubik's Cube he struggled with in the alternate timeline, Peni repairs her robot, and Gwen finds a way to contact Miles across dimensions. In another dimension, Miguel O'Hara travels to a 1960s New York and argues with Spider-Man.[N 1]

CastEdit

Additional voices for the film include: Chris Pine as Peter Parker / Spider-Man (the blond-haired version from the beginning of the film), Lake Bell as Vanessa Fisk, Jorma Taccone as Norman Osborn / Green Goblin,[19] Marvin Jones III as Tombstone,[20] Joaquín Cosío as Scorpion,[21] and Post Malone (who contributed to the film's soundtrack) as a bystander in Brooklyn.[22][19] Archival recording of Cliff Robertson from the 2002 film Spider-Man was used for a flashback scene involving the character Ben Parker. Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee appears in a posthumous cameo, as a character named Stan who sells a Spider-Man costume to Morales. Lord and Miller said it was important to give Lee a bigger moment in the film rather than just a passing cameo, because he was "so integral to the spirit of this movie", and the role was "extra meaningful" following Lee's death in November 2018.[8][23] Lee also has several brief "Easter egg" cameos throughout the film, as when he walks over Miles and Peter B. when they are lying on the streets of New York.[24][25]

Cameos during the film's post-credits include: Oscar Isaac as Miguel O'Hara / Spider-Man 2099, an alternative version of Spider-Man from the Marvel 2099 Imprint;[26] Greta Lee as O'Hara's AI assistant Lyla (both of whom are credited as Interesting Person #1 and Interesting Person #2); and Jorma Taccone as the Peter Parker / Spider-Man from the 1967 TV series (replacing Paul Soles, with the character being credited as Last Dude).[27] Stan Lee also voices Peter Parker's boss J. Jonah Jameson during that same scene (replacing the late Paul Kligman), something that actually accomplishes Lee's wishes to portray that character since the eighties due to Jameson being based on Lee himself, and marking the third and last time Lee played a character he created after his appearance as Willie Lumpkin in the 2005 film Fantastic Four and as Irving Forbush in Marvel Cinematic Universe television series.[28] Donald Glover also appears in a background TV screen as Troy Barnes in Spider-Man pajamas.[29] Miles Morales's best friend and roommate Ganke Lee also appears; however, he is not named and does not speak. His name was confirmed in the promotional magazine Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - The Official Movie Special[30] and in the film's script.[31] The character originally had a bigger role in the movie, but the filmmakers ultimately decided to develop his storyline in future movies about Miles.[32]

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

Following the November 2014 hacking of Sony's computers, emails between then-Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal and president Doug Belgrad were released, saying that Sony was planning to "rejuvenate" the Spider-Man franchise by developing an animated comedy film with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Sony executives were set to discuss the project further in a discussion regarding several Spider-Man spin-off films at a summit in January 2015.[33] At the 2015 CinemaCon in April, Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman announced that the animated Spider-Man film had a July 20, 2018 release date, and would be produced by Lord and Miller, Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Pascal, with Lord and Miller also writing a treatment for the film. Rothman said that it would "co-exist" with the live-action Spider-Man films, though Sony soon stated that the film would "exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe,"[34] as it is set in an alternate universe from those films without the version of Spider-Man as seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[35]

That December, Sony moved the film's release date to December 21, 2018.[36] By June 2016, Lord had written a script for the film, and the studio chose Bob Persichetti to direct.[37] Miller said the film would feel different from previous Spider-Man films, and "will stand on its own as a unique filmgoing experience."[38] It had also been rumored to focus on the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man,[37][38] which Sony confirmed at a presentation for its upcoming animated films in January 2017. Peter Ramsey was co-directing the film by that point.[39] The next month, Alex Hirsch was named as a story contributor and Christina Steinberg was announced as having replaced Tolmach as a producer.[7][40] In April 2017, the release date was pushed up one week from December 21, 2018, to December 14, 2018.[41] Lord and Miller announced the title in December and said that multiple Spider-Men would appear in the film. By then, Rodney Rothman, who had previously co-written the screenplay for Lord and Miller's 22 Jump Street (2014), was also co-directing.[42] Lord described directors Ramsey as "the action guy", Rothman as "the comedy guy" and Persichetti as "the poet".

WritingEdit

The script is credited to Lord and Rodney Rothman from a story by Lord, making it the first film Lord wrote without Miller.[43] As several Spider-Man films had been made already, the team decided they first needed to decide why this one needed to be made; their answer was to tell the story of Miles Morales, who had yet to appear in a film.[44] Brian Michael Bendis, co-creator of Miles Morales, consulted on the film adaptation.[45] The first full cut of animatics and storyboards for the film was over two-hours long, which is uncommon for animated films, and the directors attributed this mostly to Lord and Miller and their approach of adding as many elements to the film as they could at the outset with the intention of seeing what it could "handle" and then shaping the film from there. They said that the final runtime would be between that and 90 minutes, the standard length of an animated film, with a balance having to be found between the expectations of an animated film that will have a large child-based audience and the requirements of the story which the directors felt was similar to the live-action Spider-Man films especially due to the large number of characters in the film.[44] The film was originally set to feature a romance between Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen.[46] While the idea was scrapped, Spider-Gwen was still featured prominently in the film, mostly due to the efforts of producer Christina Steinberg,[46] with Lord saying that "Christina kept us honest, [a]s five boys making a movie, it was really good to have another filmmaker there going, 'I don’t think you guys want to do it like this.'"[46]

By August 2018, the directors had considered what a potential post-credits scene for the film could be, given that audiences have come to expect them from Marvel films.[44]

CastingEdit

Shameik Moore was cast as Morales in April 2017, along with Liev Schreiber as the film's unspecified main villain.[6] A month later, Mahershala Ali and Brian Tyree Henry joined the cast as Morales's uncle Aaron Davis and father Jefferson Davis, respectively.[12] That December, Lord and Miller said that an adult Peter Parker / Spider-Man would appear in the film, as a mentor to Morales.[47] Tobey Maguire, who played Spider-Man in the Sam Raimi films, was initially considered to be cast as this version of Spider-Man, but the option was dropped to not confuse the audience with the idea of the "Spider-Verse".[48] and Jake Johnson was cast in the role in April 2018.[9] It was also announced that the characters Green Goblin, Kingpin, and Prowler would also appear, with their designs based on the Ultimate Marvel comic series.[49]

In June 2018, Sony confirmed further cast additions, including Schreiber as Kingpin, Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen, Luna Lauren Velez as Morales's mother Rio, and Lily Tomlin as Parker's Aunt May.[11] A month later, Nicolas Cage, John Mulaney and Kimiko Glenn were announced as the voices of Spider-Man Noir,[17] Spider-Ham and Peni Parker, respectively.[14] Chris Pine as the Peter Parker of Miles's universe and Oscar Isaac as Spider-Man 2099 were announced in November 2018.[50][26] Lord and Miller explained that the alternate Spider-Man characters were chosen based on the comics they had read as well as research done on the Marvel Comics with the intention of including actual characters from the comics who "were as diverse as possible".[8]

Music and soundtrackEdit

Daniel Pemberton was announced as the film's composer in July 2018.[51] A full soundtrack album was released by Republic Records on December 14, and was curated to represent what a teen like Morales would listen to.[52] Artists on the soundtrack include Juice WRLD, Post Malone, Swae Lee, Nicki Minaj, Ski Mask the Slump God and Lil Wayne and Ty Dolla Sign's "special guest" XXXTentacion. A separate album containing Pemberton's score was released by Sony Classical Records on December 17.[53] On December 20, Sony Pictures Animation announced an extended play album, A Very Spidey Christmas, based on a throwaway joke at the beginning of the film and consisting of five Christmas songs performed by cast members Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, and Chris Pine. The EP was released on digital platforms the next day.[54][55]

Animation and designEdit

Lord and Miller wanted the film to feel like "you walked inside a comic book", and were excited about telling the story in a way the live-action films couldn't.[47] Persichetti concurred, feeling that animation was the best medium to honor the comics, allowing the production team to adapt 70-year-old comic art techniques for the film's visual language.[44] It took around a year for two animators to create 10 seconds of footage that reflected the producers's vision; the animation work developed from there.[56] During initial development, the directors worked with a single animator to establish the film's look. This number eventually grew to 60 animators during production. It became clear that this would not be enough to complete the film on time, so the crew was expanded further. The number had reached 142 animators by August 2018 and at one point to 177 animators[57], the largest animation crew that Sony Pictures Imageworks had ever used for a film. Animation work was completed in October 2018.[44]

The CGI animation for the film was combined with "line work and painting and dots and all sorts of comic book techniques" to make it look like it was created by hand, which was described as "a living painting".[47] This was achieved by artists taking rendered frames from the CGI animators and working on top of them in 2D, with the goal of making every frame of the film "look like a comic panel".[58][59] Lord described this style of animation as "totally revolutionary",[7] and explained that the design combines the in-house style of Sony Pictures Animation with the "flavor" of comic artists such as Sara Pichelli (who co-created Miles Morales) and Robbi Rodriguez.[7][8] To make it feel more like a comic book, it was animated without motion blur, instead using an older technique called motion smearing, first seen in The Dover Boys. The frame rate varied between 24 and 12 images per second, the latter using the same image twice. Sometimes the two frame rates would be used in the same scene. And to create a depth of field instead of blurring the background, a new technique was invented, named the misprint style where the colors looks like they have been slightly misprinted on the background. Other methods to make it look more like a comic were halftones and Ben-Day dots to create colors, tones and gradients, crisscrossed lines to create texture and shadows, Kirby Krackle to create the illusion of energy, motion lines to show movement, and onomatopoeia, words on the image, to represent sounds and motion.[60] Rather than using animation principles like squash and stretch they came up with substitute versions of them; "so that in texture and feel it felt different, but it still achieved the same goal — to either feel weight or anticipation or impact or things like that".[61] Different comic styles were emulated throughout the film for the different characters, with Spider-Gwen's animation based on the designs in her comics, Spider-Man Noir having a black-and-white color scheme, and Spider-Ham being designed as "cartoony" as possible. Shiyoon Kim served as overall character designer,[62] while Craig Kellman designed the exaggerated look for Spider-Ham. [59] Justin K. Thompson served as production designer after having done so on the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs films for Lord, Miller, and Sony Pictures Animation. Danny Dimian served as visual effects supervisor after having worked on both the 2002 Spider-Man film and the first Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs film, and also compared the approach Imageworks took with the film to the 2000 film Hollow Man.[63] Animation co-director Patrick O'Keefe said that committing fully to each Spider's unique art style was like "making five movies".[59] In-universe comic-books in the film were designed as a combination of the artwork of Steve Ditko and John Romita.[8] Chris Pine's Peter Parker cover was designed by Keith Pollard, Erik Larsen designed the cover for Jake Johnson's Peter Parker, and Miles Morales co-creator Sara Pichelli, also contributed art for the film.[64]

The directors all felt that the film would be one of the few that audiences actually "need" to watch in 3D due to the immersive nature of the animated world created, and the way that the hand-drawn animation elements created specifically for the film create a unique experience; Persichetti described this experience as a combination of the effects of an old-fashioned hand-drawn multiplane camera and a modern virtual reality environment.[44] One scene in Aaron Davis's apartment includes an image of Donald Glover in the background, which references Glover's part in fan campaigns to see a non-white version of Spider-Man.[8] Glover also portrayed Davis in Spider-Man: Homecoming.[65]

TechnologyEdit

PIX System provided the production crew with secure access to production content and project management throughout the suite of devices used.[66]

ReleaseEdit

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was released by Sony Pictures Releasing under its Columbia Pictures label on December 14, 2018.[67][41] In April 2015, Sony had made its first official announcement that a new animated Spider-Man film was in development, scheduling release for July 20, 2018.[5] It would be the first animated Spider-Man feature film, and would be independent of the timelines of other Spider-Man universe films.[5] At the end of 2015, the release date was changed to December 21, and two years later, moved up one week.[34][36][41] Sony premiered the film at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles on December 1, 2018, and included tributes to Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.[68][4]

MarketingEdit

A thirty-second sizzle reel from the film was shown at a Sony Animation presentation in January 2017, revealing that the film focuses on Morales. Scott Mendelson at Forbes said the footage "looked incredible [sic] stylized and resembled a cross between an Alex Ross image and a psychedelic [comic] cover", but felt the most significant element of the presentation was the confirmation of Morales, meaning "2018 will offer another comic book superhero movie featuring a hero of color, during the same year as Marvel's Black Panther."[39] A teaser trailer for the film debuted at the 2017 Comic Con Experience, before being released online.[42] Chris Cabin at Collider felt the trailer "looks much better than it ever needed to. The style and design that is on display ... is vibrant and immediately engaging on a visual level, showing a genuine sense of personality to the production."[69] io9's Julie Muncy called the trailer's visual design "elegant" and "fresh", and highlighted the use of music by Vince Staples, which was also used for the Black Panther trailers.[70]

The official trailer for the film was released online at the start of June 2018, and was praised by Chaim Gartenberg of The Verge for its "absolutely gorgeous" art style. He also highlighted the non-Peter Parker Spider-Men appearing in the trailer, Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy.[35] For Cartoon Brew, Amid Amidi praised the trailer for focusing on drama rather than action, and for seemingly targeting "a slightly hipper, more urban, and teen-oriented crowd", feeling that animated films were usually focused on pleasing "all-ages, all-audiences" which marked this film as a "radical change for United States feature animation".[71] Dani Di Placido of Forbes praised the trailer for inspiring interest in the Spider-Man property after several different incarnations of the character had appeared in films. He said it achieved this by leaning into the comic storyline of the Spider-Verse and having multiple versions of the character in one film, and by its "beautifully rendered" visuals that differentiated it from other major animated films. Placido said, "it's nice to see a movie just go nuts and embrace the weirdness of comic books and their eternally shapeshifting storylines."[72] The trailer generated 164 thousand conversations across social media platforms within a day of its release, and in three days had been viewed 44 million times making the film one of Sony's most viral, alongside Sausage Party (2016).[73]

Sony released a second trailer for the film in October 2018,[43] ahead of a panel to promote the film at New York Comic Con where the first 35 minutes of the film were shown.[43][74] Lord and Miller explained that they chose not to show various clips from throughout the film because they would lack context for the audience, so went with an extended sequence for the presentation even though it had some unfinished animation and music.[74] At that time, Sony's film Venom was released in theaters, featuring another extended clip from Into the Spider-Verse as a post-credits scene. The scene confirmed that the shared universe that Venom is part of is one of the universes connected within the "Spider-Verse" multiverse.[75]

In November 2018, Sony launched Spider-Verse Web AR Experience, a mobile augmented reality experience created by 8th Wall and Trigger to run on Amazon Web Services. Inspired by the film, the AR experience allows users to include Spider-Man in photos that they take of their environment.[76] The film also received a $115 million promotional "boost" from various companies—one of the largest such campaigns for a Sony film—including the Ad Council, who included the film's characters in an anti-bullying campaign; McDonald's, with a unique Happy Meal TV spot created in the film's animation style, as well as a special "double height" Happy Meal box for Australian McDonald's locations designed like a skyscraper that the characters can swing from; Synchrony Bank as part of their "Save Like a Hero" campaign; Nike, who sold the Air Jordan shoes that Morales wears in the film; General Mills cereal; official toy lines from Hasbro; themed cruises with Genting Cruise Lines; a "comprehensive" social media-based campaign in China by Tencent QQ, a brand that can be seen in the film; and other technology partners eBay, Vodafone, Garmin, Adobe, and Wacom.[77]

On December 29, 2018, Sony published the screenplay online.[31]

Home mediaEdit

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was released on digital download by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on February 26, 2019, with Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray, and DVD releases following on March 19.[78] All releases were accompanied by a short film featuring Spider-Ham entitled Caught in a Ham.[79] An extended cut called the Alt-Universe Cut, featuring 30 minutes of unreleased footage, including some scenes with Miles's roommate, Ganke, and a deleted cameo with Tom Cruise and James Cameron, are also featured in its home video release.[80]

ReceptionEdit

Box officeEdit

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse grossed $190.2 million in the United States and Canada, and $185.2 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $375.5 million, against a production budget of $90 million.[3]

On January 31, 2019, the film surpassed Hotel Transylvania 2 to become Sony Pictures Animation's highest grossing film domestically, unadjusted for inflation.[81]

In the United States and Canada, Into the Spider-Verse was released on the same weekend as Mortal Engines and The Mule, and was projected to gross $30–35 million from 3,813 theaters in its opening weekend.[67] It made $12.6 million on its first day, including $3.5 million from Thursday night previews, and went on to debut to $35.4 million, finishing first at the box office and marking the best-ever December opening for an animated film.[82] The film made $16.7 million in its second weekend, finishing fourth behind newcomers Aquaman, Bumblebee and Mary Poppins Returns, and then $18.3 million in its third weekend, finishing fourth again.[83][84] In its fifth weekend the film made $13 million, finishing in fourth for a third straight week.[85] The weekend following its Best Animated Picture win, the film was added to 1,661 theaters (for a total of 2,104) and made $2.1 million, marking a 138% increase from the week before.[86]

Critical responseEdit

On Rotten Tomatoes, Into the Spider-Verse holds an approval rating of 97%, based on 352 reviews, with an average rating of 8.74/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse matches bold storytelling with striking animation for a purely enjoyable adventure with heart, humor, and plenty of superhero action."[87] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 87 out of 100, based on 50 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[88] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film a rare average grade of "A+" on an A+ to F scale, while PostTrak reported filmgoers gave it a 90% overall positive score and an 80% "definite recommend", as well as a rare 5 star rating.[82]

David Ehrlich of IndieWire gave the film a "B+" and called it "hilarious and ultimately even poignant", writing: "An eye-popping and irreverent animated experience from the marvelous comic minds who brought you 21 Jump Street... Into the Spider-Verse is somehow both the nerdiest and most inviting superhero film in a long time; every single frame oozes with fan service..."[89] Oliver Jones of The New York Observer gave the film 3.5 out of 4 stars and wrote, "The greatest triumph and biggest surprise of the film is that it is an LSD freak-out on par with 2001: A Space Odyssey."[90] Johnny Oleksinski of The New York Post gave the film a 3.5 rating out of 4, hailing the film as "the best stand-alone film to feature the iconic character so far", and praising Miles's characterization as "more fleshed out than the usual Marvel heroes".[91] Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter wrote that "...the freshest and most stimulating aspect of the film is the visual style, which unites the expected Marvel mix of 'universes' (it used to be assumed there was only one universe in creation) with animation that looks both computer-driven and hand-drawn, boasts futuristic as well as funky urban elements, moves the 'camera' a lot and brings together a melting pot of mostly amusing new characters."[92]

William Bibbiani of The Wrap felt the film "represents some of the best superhero storytelling on the market", and that it "captures the sprawling interconnectivity of comic-book universes in a way that no other feature film has", calling it the best Spider-Man film since Spider-Man 2.[93] Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times said that "What distinguishes Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in the end is that it takes its mission seriously, even when it's being transparently silly".[94] David Sims of The Atlantic said that the film "somehow, through sheer creative gumption, does something new in the superhero genre", particulary praising the use of comic book's "visual language", as well as the characters' dynamic, and felt that the "anarchic fingerprints" of producers Lord and Miller were "all over the movie".[95] Katie Walsh of Tribune News Service said that the film is "unlike any other superhero or animated film that has come before", comparing the animation to "watching a comic book come to life", and feeling that the film "firmly exists in a post-Deadpool environment, where it seems the only fresh way into a century-old superhero is to skewer the tropes, make fun of the merchandising and acknowledge the cultural significance of it all in a cheeky and self-reflective manner", and that Lord, who wrote the story and co-wrote the screenplay, was "The key to the balance of self-aware and sweet" present in the film.[96]

Industry responseEdit

Tom Holland, who plays Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, praised the film as "one of the coolest films [he has] ever seen,"[97] while Holland's MCU co-star Chris Pratt, who also worked with Lord and Miller in The Lego Movie films, called it an "emotionally moving, cutting edge, progressive, diverse, funny, meta, action-packed, silly, visually stunning masterpiece!"[98] Patton Oswalt, who also worked with Lord and Miller on 22 Jump Street, called the film "brilliant" and continued "This has been a non-stop year for me and I'm glad I'm ending it in such a cinematic high-note. Not only is it the best superhero film ever made, it's flat-out a game-changing MOVIE. Seeing it again tomorrow!"[99] Kevin Smith reviewed the film on his podcast Fatman Beyond, stating, "I always liked Spider-Man but this movie made me love Spider-Man on a Batman-type level", and continued saying, "It just goes to show you that any character in the right hands can be a transformative experience."[100] Barry Jenkins, writer and director of the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight which also starred Ali, praised the film calling it "magnificent"; citing it as the best Spider-Man film, one of the best films of 2018, and the best tentpole film since Edge of Tomorrow. Jenkins continued, saying, "I was stupefied. I mean just tremendous, tremendous work, so grounded and full of verve; visceral. Saw it on the biggest screen I could find, just a viscerally enthralling experience. I salute you."[101] Rian Johnson, writer and director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, described the film as "the Velvet Underground of superhero movies" as he believes it will be an influential film.[102]

AccoladesEdit

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won Best Animated Feature Film at the 76th Golden Globe Awards,[103] won the same award at the 24th Critics' Choice Awards,[104] and won the Best Animated Feature as well at the 91st Academy Awards,[105] along with many other awards and nominations. It was also the first non-Disney or Pixar film to win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature since Rango (2011), as well as the 6th non Disney/Pixar film to win this award.[106]

FutureEdit

SequelEdit

In August 2018, the directors were still focused on completing the film but acknowledged that the introduction of the Spider-Verse in the film could create the potential for many different stories to be told depending on the success of this film.[44] By the end of November, Sony put a sequel and a spin-off from the film in development due to the "incredible buzz" surrounding it.[58] Joaquim Dos Santos and David Callaham are set to respectively direct and write the sequel,[107] which will continue Morales' story.

Spin-offEdit

Spider-Women, a spin-off film focusing on three generations of female Spider-related characters,[108] will include Spider-Gwen and feature Jessica Drew / Spider-Woman and Cindy Moon / Silk.[46] The film has Lauren Montgomery and Bek Smith signed as director and screenwriter, respectively.[108][107][46]

John Mulaney also expressed interest in a spin-off film starring Spider-Ham, describing the potential plot as a "Watergate-like story" focusing on his character's career as a reporter.[109]

Television seriesEdit

Following the release of Into the Spider-Verse, the studio discussed the possibility of television shows featuring the characters. Lord and Miller both expressed interest in seeing a series of shorts starring Spider-Ham,[110] while Sony was announced to be developing animated spin-off TV series focusing on various characters.[111]

By April of 2019, Phil Lord and Chris Miller signed a five-year deal with Sony Pictures Television to create animated Marvel television shows alongside Sony Pictures Animation, including a possible TV series based on Into the Spider-Verse.[112]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ This scene is a parody of another scene from the 1967 Spider-Man TV series. The episode the scene is from, called "Double Identity", is about a villain who dresses up like Spider-Man in order to impersonate him.

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