Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse Trailer Released

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Via Sony Pictures Animation

Marvel unveiled a fantastic trailer this past weekend at the Sao Paulo, Brazil CCXP (Comic-Con Experience) for a new animated film that will release in theaters titled Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse.

You may have noticed in the trailer that this Spidey doesn’t seem to be Peter Parker. That’s because he isn’t. He’s actually a different character: Miles Morales, a fan favorite Spidey from the comics.

Image via Sony Pictures

Via Sony Pictures Animation

That’s right; more than one person has put on the mask, which is the premise of this film. To make a long story short, in an alternate universe, Miles (for different reasons, depending on which comic story you read) decides to take on the role of Spider-Man after getting similar powers from a spider bite of his own.

While it’s still not known for sure what his origin story will be here, Miles will undoubtedly stumble upon the discovery that there are countless alternate universes…a “multi-verse,” with each having it’s own version of Spider-Man. Hence the title, “Spider-Verse.” This was explored in detail by a 2014 comic story run, under the same name:

Cover art from Amazing Spider-Man Vol 3 Issue 13

The movie’s art style looks fascinating: a hyper-stylized blend between traditional 3D animation and comic book art style. This definitely looks like it will be one to check out for any fan.

There’s no news yet on a rating: so it will be interesting to see who the target audience is. While Marvel is the current champion of big screen movies, DC has typically fared better than Marvel with their animated features. This movie, however from Sony Pictures might be the first real contender to change that.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse will be released Christmas of 2018.