A journey across dimensions
We have received some major updates regarding Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which is set to release later this year. The writer duo of the movie, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, revealed that the movie is going to have different art styles as Miles Morales travels across different dimensions. The sequel production has been divided into two movies, so you can bet he will be going places.
Lord and Miller shared the news in a recent interview with Collider, and talked about what the fans can expect. We have already seen from the teaser that came last month that the movie will have two art styles. It opened with Gwen Stacy popping up on Miles’ room from a portal and talking to him about their new mission. The next thing we see is Miles travelling across dimensions and fighting Miguel O’Hara, aka Spider-Man 2099. In that scene, the art was different. What we didn’t know was there will be many more.
Miller, who co-wrote the script and is producing Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse said that the sequel is very ambitious, and since Miles is travelling across dimensions, it gave them the idea to give each dimension its own art style. They shared the idea with the team at ImageWorks, the animation studio, and made them develop it in such a way that it feels like each dimension is drawn by a different artist. We have seen such forms of storytelling in animated anthology movies or series. CG-rendered films usually try to imitate reality while giving it a cartoonish feel, but with Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, you get the feel that you’re flipping through a comic book.
Produced by Amy Pascal, Avi Arad, along with Lord and Miller, and directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) will hit theatres on October 7, 2022.