Though Peter Parker might currently be dead in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there is another Spider-Man out there who’s ready to take over from him. Fan favorite Miles Morales will soon make his big screen debut in Sony’s upcoming animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
To date, our only look at the film came last December when the first teaser trailer dropped online. It’s been pretty quiet on the Spider-Verse front since then, but today brings forth a brand new preview for the pic, which was teased last week. And sure enough, it blows the lid off what looks to be a wild ride featuring Mr. Morales front and center (though Peter Parker’s involved in the story, too).
Boasting gorgeous visuals with a cel animation style that works perfectly, there are also a number of teases which hint at there being multiple versions of Spider-Man in this universe (Spider-Gwen!). Which, of course, opens up tons of storytelling possibilities. We’ll reserve final judgement until we’ve seen more, but so far, we’re definitely on board.
“We are so excited about this movie, we’re so proud of it,” the film’s screenwriter, Phil Lord, said during Sony’s CinemaCon panel. “We’re thrilled to help bring the story of Miles Morales to the screen. His story is a sensation in the comics, we loved it there, and we were so inspired to try to find a way to tell his story visually that would be commensurate with that.”
Plot details have been kept under wraps, but we know that three classic Spidey villains will appear in the animated effort. First, Miles’ uncle on the wrong side of the law, the Prowler, will be voiced by Mahershala Ali (Moonliight). Norman Osborn/Green Goblin is also expected to turn up, likely played by Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), and last but not least, the Kingpin looks to be showing his bald head as well.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse stars Shameik Moore as Miles Morales and swings into theaters on December 14th. Tell us, are you as impressed as we are with this new trailer? Make yourself heard down below.