Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse looks incredible. Everything I saw in last month’s stunning trailer blew my socks clean off, leaving me counting down the days until it swings into theaters this December.
For those who don’t know, the movie follows 13-year-old rookie Spider-Man Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) as he’s tutored in the finer arts of Spider-manning by the slightly disheveled looking Peter Parker. If you’ve seen any footage, you’ll know that Into the Spider-Verse looks witty, fast-paced and the animated style is straight up beautiful. In fact, one of the most striking moments in the recent trailer was a glimpse at what might be the main villain of the film, the Green Goblin.
But this wasn’t any Green Goblin we’ve seen before. No, this was a monstrously huge winged beast that’s more Godzilla than Willem Dafoe. It remains to be seen how Norman Osborn got himself into this mess, but it’s probably safe to say he’s going to have a tricky time hiding this transformation in Oscorp board meetings.
Now, courtesy of this just-released concept art, we’ve got a better look at how they’ve reimagined the character, and it’s pretty interesting, as you can see below:
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Right now, the film appears to be a celebration of all things Spidey. Aside from the regular Peter Parker version (voiced by Jake Johnson), we also have Gwen Stacy (voiced by Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage (!)) and some kind of appearance by the Kingpin (voiced by Liev Schreiber). Due to comic book dimensional crossover antics, they’re all tossed into the mix together, presumably working on the theory that the only thing better than one Spider-Man is, like, ten of them. I just hope they find time for my favorites – Spider-Man: 2099 and Peter Porker, the Amazing Spider-Ham.
Either way, after the tragic death of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War, I could definitely use some light-hearted moments with the character that might let me forget the misery of having to watch him crumble to ash in front of Iron Man. Judging from the trailers, that’s exactly what Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse will provide.