Sony has released the very first trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the upcoming animated film that introduces Miles Morales to the screen.
Morales, for those unaware, is a Brooklyn Afro-Latino teen who has taken on the mantle of Spider-Man. The character, created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli, made his debut in the fourth issue of the Ultimate Fallout miniseries in 2011.
To give away more of his character’s arc, and the reason why he and not Peter Parker is Spidey, may spoil a little of what Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will cover. And as the title suggests, expect more than one webslinger here.
The film is co-written by 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who are also on board as executive producers. Directing are Peter Ramsey (co-director Rise of the Guardians) and Bob Persichetti (co-writer of The Little Prince).
The Get-Down actor Shameik Moore voices Miles Morales/Spider-Man, Liev Schreiber is voicing the still-unconfirmed villain, and Mahershala Ali and Brian Tyree Henry are also among the voice cast.
Alas, we still have quite the wait for this one. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be opening late 2018: Christmas in the US and Boxing Day in Australia.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.