What with all the other superhero movies currently in development, you might've forgotten that Sony's got a brand-new Spider-Man movie headed our way, and it's one we've been waiting to see for some time: a Miles Morales Spider-Man movie.
Called Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, the animated film is based not on Peter Parker (whose onscreen exploits will remain live-action for the time being), but on the African-American character originally introduced by Brian Michael Bendis in Ultimate Fallout #4, and comes to us via producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller and directors Peter Ramsey, Bob Perischetti and Rodney Rothman. That puts a whole bunch of creative talent under Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse's hood, and it appears to have paid off.
This movie looks awesome.
We're into everything going on here: the art style, the action, the very Lord-and-Miller sense of humor that's on display. This movie looks like a blast, and I'm saying that as someone who usually doesn't make time for animated superhero joints. Also worth mentioning: The Get Down's Shameik Moore sounds great as Miles Morales, and just look at what they've done with the voice cast:
"Jake Johnson is joining the cast as Miles' reluctant mentor, Peter Parker, with Liev Schreiber playing the larger-than-life crime lord Kingpin, Hailee Steinfeld playing the spunky, free-spirited Spider-Gwen, Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali as Miles' influential uncle Aaron, Brian Tyree Henry playing Miles' father Jefferson, Luna Lauren Velez as Miles' mother Rio, and Lily Tomlin as Aunt May."
Here's the official plot synopsis:
"Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. 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."
We're hyped about this one, and can't wait to see it when it opens on December 14th. How 'bout you folks? Sound off in the comments below.