Last weekend’s release of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse unleashed a handful of new superpowered Spider-People who had never been seen on the big screen before. In fact, many of them were characters who fans thought they’d probably never see in a Spider-Man movie, let alone on screen with each other alongside Peter Parker and Miles Morales. But there’s (at least) one version of Spider-Man who was considered for an appearance in the movie, but ended up being abandoned: Australian Spider-Man.
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When it comes to getting nominated for major awards in film, superhero movies fall short. Consistently, even the best movies in the superhero genre have gone largely ignored by the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and other awards that honor the best in cinema each year. This year, it seems like Marvel’s Black Panther might change the game, but maybe another original, bold and diverse superhero movie deserves to get some awards recognition too.
In fact, the Utah Film Critics’ Association has named Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as the Best Film of 2018. No, they didn’t name it the Best Superhero Film of 2018, or the Best Blockbuster of 2018, or some other kind of genre consolation prize. This critics circle named it the best movie of the year. Period. Read More »
This has been the year of Marvel Comics at the box office, and not just because of the success of Marvel Studios and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Beyond the success of Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther and Ant-Man and the Wasp, movies like Deadpool 2 and Venom have raked in a lot of dough as well, and now one more has landed on top of the box office.
Sony’s animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse debuted in theaters this past weekend, and while it didn’t light the box office on fire, that didn’t stop it from setting the record for the largest three-day animated opening weekend of all time for the month of December with $35.4 million. It just barely beat out Illumination Entertainment’s Sing, which previously earned $35.2 million back in 2016. But how did the rest of the box office do? 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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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, get a rundown of dozens of Easter eggs to keep an eye out for in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Plus, find out about all the different Spider-People who appear in the movie, and listen as Kevin Smith recounts every single version of Spider-Man we’ve seen on film and television over the years. Read More »
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a superhero movie, so it should come as no surprise that it has a post-credits scene that sets the stage for future installments of the animated Spider-Verse. However, if you’re only a casual Spider-Man fan, you might have been confused about how the scene unfolded and exactly what was going on. But don’t worry, we explain the Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse credits scene in detail below. Read More »
With the release of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse this weekend, and the global success of Venom, Sony has righted the Spider-ship that had sunk in the public’s eyes after the disappointment of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Now, the future of Sony’s Spider-Man universe is starting to look brighter — and more crowded with Spider projects — than ever. Among them: the long-gestating Sinister Six movie centering around the webslinger’s biggest rogues, and a Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel that, thanks to producer Amy Pascal, we now know more about.
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is, in my estimation, the best Spidey story put on film so far. It’s full of jaw-dropping action, it introduces audiences to a new version of Spider-Man while paying tribute to the ones that have come before, and opens up a whole universe of terrific supporting characters. It’s emotional, hilarious, and an innovative visual triumph; who would have guessed that an animated Spider-Man story would be one of the best movies of 2018?
Late last month, I sat down with directors Bob Perschietti (The Little Prince), Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians), and Rodney Rothman (writer of 22 Jump Street) to talk to them about the technical reasons their movie looks so incredible, how they collaborated to bring this story to life, racing to hit the release date, and much more. Read More »
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As if meeting your hero isn’t hard enough, Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) has to meet three alternate versions of his hero. Or rather, three alternate Spider Heroes make grand entrances in the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse clip, much to the awe of Miles and Spider-Woman Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), and much to the chagrin of his mentor, Peter Parker (Jake Johnson).
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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 »