Trip the Light Spider-Tastic
Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures released a new trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. The film centers on Miles Morales learning the ropes (webs?) from a middle-aged Peter Parker.
Miles Morales Learns About Great Responsibility
Spider-Man and his cohorts are having quite the year. First, Peter Parker gave Thanos a run for his money on Titan in Infinity War. Then, Venom tears up the streets of San Francisco this October. Finally, an older Peter Parker meets Miles Morales this Christmas. That last project, titled Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, just got a new trailer. Check it out below!
That trailer is a lot to take in, and that’s meant as a compliment. Before we jump into the content of the trailer, can we take a minute and appreciate the look of the film? It’s full of color and diverse backdrops that bring the alternate-universe New York to life. Also, the pencil-stroke character models make the film look like 3D comic-book art. It’s a gorgeous looking piece.
What Does This Mean for the MCU?
Now, the actual story of the movie also features a lot of moving parts. This is an alternate-universe New York. Miles Morales receives extraordinary powers following an encounter with a radioactive spider. Then, he meets Peter Parker, another arachnid-abled person, who shows him how to wield his newfound abilities. But, just at the end of the trailer, Spider-Gwen makes her motion picture debut. Finally, Peter offers a meta-joke hinting at even more heroes being announced at Comic-Con. Holy moly; if you’re a fan of this character, what a time to be alive!
The plot’s nuts and bolts aren’t explored in the trailer. But Sony confirmed the film is not part of the MCU. Consider this author a bit skeptical. It’s not a firm belief, but I do think the Peter Parker we see in Into The Spider-Verse might be the same one from the MCU, and this film directly ties to his fate in Infinity War. I’m probably wrong, but one can dream. It’s a bold move, not connecting the film to the MCU, and time will tell if it pays off. Either way, we have a very cool-looking movie to look forward to this Christmas!