Chris Miller is talking about the demands placed on the production of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The upcoming animated movie, which Miller co-wrote and produced, is a follow-up to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse from last year. The first film’s main character was Miles Morales, a teenager from New York City who, following Spider-Man’s death, discovered his own superhuman powers and the existence of different universes, introducing viewers to various incarnations of the title character. In the upcoming film, which will be released in theaters on June 2, Miles reunites with Spider-Gwen and ventures into the multiverse to try to protect other Spider-People from a lethal threat.
Fans have been eager to return to the Spider-Man universe ever since Miller hinted at Miles’ story in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse back in November. However, the co-writer recently admitted that the Spider-Man sequels are under pressure. Miller stated in an interview with The Wrap that it is crucial to produce “something that people didn’t realize that they wanted.” It can be difficult to present something different, he continued, and the movie shouldn’t feel too much like the first. See what Miller had to say about the demands of making Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse after the break:
“There’s a lot of pressure on these films because you want the movie to deliver an engaging story and an emotional journey. You also want it to be all the things that people are hoping for but then also you need it to be something that people didn’t even know that they wanted… Because the whole idea of these movies is we’re showing you something you’ve never seen before. And if we just did a fun mild story that felt like the first movie, I think it would be a bit disappointing. You want to feel like you’re seeing visuals that you’ve never experienced before. To do all of those things and do them in a way that’s engaging and satisfying is a big challenge, but it’s also part of the reason why we do these things. That’s the goal, just to make you laugh and cry and experience something that you’ve never experienced before.”
Will Spider-Verse 2 Surpass The Oscar-winning First Film?
At the time of its initial release, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse had a respectable box office performance, but it has since grown in popularity. It won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and was praised by audiences and critics alike for its animation style and visuals. It also gained more viewers through streaming. Many people are eagerly anticipating the release of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse because of the excitement surrounding the first film, and Miller’s remarks about once again doing something different suggest that this new installment will be another hit.
The most recent trailer gives fans an idea of the film’s scope this time around while showcasing more of the highly regarded animation style. Ere Santos, a senior character animator on Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, agreed that it was a challenging project, but added that the story is captivating for all audiences, not just kids. He added that people who enjoy animation or work in the field should also enjoy Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’s visuals.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Everything We Know
Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jason Schwartzman, Jake Johnson, Oscar Isaac, Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Vélez, and other actors lend their voices to Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The sequel, which was directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, will likely feature even more Spider-Man variations than the original. Additionally, it has been revealed that Miles has ties to the film’s antagonist, Jonathan Ohnn/The Spot, and that he will attempt to aid the Spider-Force. When Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse opens in theaters, fans who are eager to learn how the plot has changed and watch Miles battle The Spot should make sure to attend.
Source: The Wrap