It’s official! Miles Morales is the webslinger in Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man animated movie, which now boasts the title, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, with a script by Mr. Lord, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman sharing directing credit.
Miles Morales is the second Spider-Man of Marvel’s Ultimate universe, who picked up the legacy from Peter Parker. Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli, he first came on the scene in 2011, and has recently been integrated into the Marvel Universe proper. While some of his powers are similar to the classic Spidey’s, he’s also got a powerful “sting” and camoflauge abilities in his arsenal, not to mention an exceptionally cool costume.
So here’s everything you need to know about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse!
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Trailer
Check out all the footage released so far!
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Release Date
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is scheduled for release on December 14th, 2018. The full schedule of Marvel movie releases can be found here.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Cast
Miles will be voiced by Shameik Moore (Dope, The Get Down). Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Luke Cage) will voice Miles Morales’ Uncle Aaron. In the Ultimate Marvel universe, Aaron Davis is the supervillain known as The Prowler, and we can see a glimpse of him in the trailer.
Jake Johnson (New Girl) is set to play Miles’ mentor, Peter Parker. Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen) is cast as Spider-Gwen, Luna Lauren Velez as Miles’ mother Rio, and Lily Tomlin as Aunt May. Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) will play Miles’ father, Detective Jefferson Davis. Liev Schrieber is also in the cast as the villian, crime lord Kingpin.
Nicolas Cage is “Spider-Man Noir” one of the many alternate universe Spideys. Sony confirmed that rumor by debuting footage of Cage as Spider-Man Noir in the film during their San Diego Comic-Con panel. And there was also John Mulaney as Spider-Ham for good measure.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Story
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review
“There have been plenty of good, even great, Spider-Man cartoons on the small screen, and Spidey has been (mostly) luckier than some of his superheroic colleagues in live action on the big screen. But this is different. Using every possible advantage of its format, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse never misses an opportunity to be playful, including the moment the Columbia Pictures logo appears on screen, frequently alternating between comic book, almost pop art stylings (right down to the Ben-Day dots) and anarchic, graffiti-inspired visuals, all the way through its closing credits (and, of course, beyond).”