Into the Spider-Verse will feature six main art styles. In an interview with Empire, producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller teased that the sequel to the Academy Award-winning Miles Morales adventure will be more ambitious and try to “wow” audiences with each new setting. The first film, Into the Spider-Verse, featured a unique visual language that played on frame rate and texture. It was led by Alberto Mielgo — best known as Jibaro in Love, Death and Robots — before he was fired by Sony over creative differences. The returning producers will “use the tools” and learn from Mitchell vs. the Machine to expand the scope of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
“The first movie had an animation style that dominated the movies. This one has six,” Lord told Empire. “[The goal] It’s about wowing you every time you step into a new environment, but also making sure the style of the film reflects the story, and that the imagery is driven by feeling, not some egghead art project. By the way, it is too! A new image from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has also been released, featuring a close-up of Spider-Woman/Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) from Earth’s 65th dimension, which we’ll be seeing in Visit in the video. “It was a watercolor style, reminiscent of her comic book covers,” added co-producer Miller.
While the original 2018 film featured different character designs for Spider-Man from different universes, as we delve into those worlds now, the overall picture will have a unique style derived from their respective comic book versions. “The two you see in the trailer are the so-called Earth-50101, which we call ‘Mumbattan’ — which is based on an Indian comic book look — and Nueva York from the world of Spider-Man 2099,” Miller said in a statement. explained in. interview. “It’s a diagram of the future based on Syd Mead’s style.”
Sony Pictures originally titled the two-part sequel Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Part 1) and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Part 2). The latter was renamed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse earlier this year and is scheduled for release in 2024. At the time, co-producers Lord and Miller confirmed that the sequel would greatly expand on the first film, including more than 240 characters spread across six universes. This explains the aforementioned change in art style.
Into the Spider-Verse introduces a mysterious villain named The Spot, who will be voiced by Jason Schwartzman (French correspondent). Featured as one of the “deepest wounds” in Spider-Man canon, the antagonist’s body is covered in interdimensional portals that allow him to travel across multiple morphs of Earth. In this film, Shameik Morre returns to voice Miles Morales, newcomer Daniel Kaluuya plays Spider Punk, Oscar Isaac (moon knight) and Issa Rae (The Lovebirds).
Into the Spider-Verse is scheduled to open in theaters worldwide on June 2, 2023. In India, the animated film will be released in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.