Ever since the feature’s first dazzling footage made its way online, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has felt like a project with real potential, and with the first reactions to the Sony animation emerging on social media, there’s reason to think that Miles Morales’ big screen debut might even live up to the hype.
Though early reactions aren’t always the most reliable gauge for how a film will fare with audiences and critics, these tweets certainly bode well for next month’s release, with some fans going as far as to call it one of the best comic book movies ever made.
I can finally talk about this: #SpiderVerse is hands down the best Spider-Man movie ever made, and it’s one of the best comic-book films, live action or animated, of all time. pic.twitter.com/hzO0ZCdagk
— homophonic (@Mikey_Talks) November 20, 2018
Oh so we're all ignoring #IntoTheSpiderVerse embargo now? Ok, here goes?
IT IS AMAZING and easily one of the best Marvel films to date- animated and live action. That is all I will say for now!
— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) November 20, 2018
#SpiderVerse will be the #1 superhero movie of 2018 for A LOT of fans. This movie is very, VERY special. Animation is insanely unique, voice acting is superb & the emotion and heart in this story is a cut above the rest. https://t.co/WYRtVWTS9L
— Sheraz Farooqi (@SherazFarooqi_) November 20, 2018
2018 has already proven to be the biggest year ever seen for superhero cinema, with titles like Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 coming out to critical acclaim and huge commercial success. In this context, there’s a boldness to the statement that this Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman-penned feature might be the genre’s best all year, and while it’s still a few weeks before most of us can decide for ourselves, the vibrant animation witnessed in the trailers has already rendered this flick a surefire winner in the eyes of some viewers.
The quirky assortment of Spider-People probably hasn’t hurt either when it comes to getting on fans’ good sides. As well as bringing us Miles and an older version of Peter Parker, Spider-Verse boasts Hailee Steinfeld in the role of Spider-Gwen, Nicolas Cage as Spider-Noir, Kimiko Glenn as SP//dr, and John Mulaney as Spider-Ham. We’ll see how these many worlds collide, and if the results are as good as people say they are, when Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swings into theaters on December 14th.