Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a near-perfect movie — but it’s missing one thing from the beloved comics upon which it’s based: Miles Morales’ best friend and roommate Ganke Lee. While we see Ganke in their shared dorm working late hours and generally being oblivious to Miles’ problems, he plays a much larger role in Miles’ life in the comics, even becoming his informal sidekick.
Apparently, Ganke was originally intended to play that part in the film as well, according to a Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse deleted scene shown in original storyboard art by Riccardo Durante.
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The buzz around Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is at an all-time high, and Sony is taking advantage of that hype to release the entire script for the comic book movie for free online. Written by Rodney Rothman, who co-directed the eye-popping animated movie, and Phil Lord, one half of the high-profile Lord and Miller duo, the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse script gives us a small taste of the final dazzling product.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 by Ben Pearson
By now, you’ve probably realized that we love Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse here at /Film. We’ve published tons of articles about the film over the past few days and are encouraging everyone to seek it out, and we’re all excited to see what happens with the future of Sony’s nascent animated Spider-franchise.
In a new interview, producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller were asked about the last scene of this movie (before the credits), and they explain that it contains a “jump ahead in time.” Read their full quote below, but obviously beware of spoilers if you haven’t caught up with the movie yet. Read More »
2018 is coming to an end soon, but one of the year’s very best movies just hit theaters. We’ve been singing the praises of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse for weeks, and now that the movie is out for all to see, it’s time to hear from producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller about some of the movie’s more spoilery elements, including that hilarious post-credits scene, a couple of surprising vocal performances, and more.
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Bonnie and Clyde. Beavis and Butthead. Lord and Miller. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the guys who brought us The LEGO Movie and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, are often mentioned in the same breath and referred to as a creative pair. So it was somewhat surprising when Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the excellent new movie from Sony Animation, only credits one of them as a writer on the film (they’re both credited as producers).
I asked the duo about that when I sat down with them to chat about the new movie, and during the course of our conversation, we also talked about how they decided which Spider-People were going to make it into this inter-dimensional story, which ones appeared in earlier drafts, finding the right actors to voice the movie’s characters, and how the final film looks even weirder than they originally envisioned. Check out our Lord and Miller interview below. Read More »
This week brings Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse into theaters, unleashing a bunch of different super-powered spider people onto the big screen. If you’re still not convinced that the movie, which has 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, is worth seeing, maybe a funny new clip featuring Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) getting some advice from Peter Parker (Jake Johnson) will do the trick. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 by Ben Pearson
It’s a great year to be a Spider-Man fan. This past summer, we saw Tom Holland reprise his role as the best live-action Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War, the PS4 Spider-Man video game is the best video game centered on the web-slinger, and next month, a new Spider-Man will be introduced to audiences in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is one of the best Spider-Man stories ever put on film.
Earlier this year, I visited the Sony Pictures lot to attend a Q&A about the movie featuring star Shameik Moore (Dope), who provides the voice of Miles Morales, the first half black, half Hispanic Spidey. Writer/producer Phil Lord and producer Chris Miller were also in attendance, and the three of them spoke about how this film will feel different because it’s told through Miles’s perspective, how Peter Parker factors in to this adventure, taking risks with the storytelling, and more. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, Phil Lord & Chris Miller break down a “lost clip” from The LEGO Movie for a screenwriting lecture. Plus, a visual effects reel highlights the digital work that went into an episode of Black Mirror, and Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan recalls some of his most iconic characters from film and television. Read More »
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Phil Lord & Chris Miller are known for their meta sense of humor that references the world in which their stories take place. The 21 Jump Street franchise, The LEGO Movie and soon Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse all make references to the cinematic world itself as well as the real world outside of it. Now their next TV series might also be taking that same approach.
NBC is currently working with the writing, producing and directing team of Lord & Miller on a new single-camera workplace comedy series called Business As Usual, and when you hear the logline, you just might find a parallel with some stuff going on in the real world, specifically the entertainment industry. Read More »
We already knew the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse would feature more than one friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. In addition to Peter Parker, there’s also Miles Morales. But that’s not all! We now know that Nicolas Cage has joined the Into the Spider-Verse cast as well, playing yet another Spider-Man: Spider-Man Noir.
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