Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse shocked the world when the highly anticipated venture into the Spider-Verse came out in 2018. The film was praised by fans and critics alike with the film even won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The film is one of only nine superhero films to win at the Oscars.
Considering this of course a sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One), l is underway and set to premiere this year. The first teaser for the film was revealed in December and gave fans a look at the reunion between Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy. The teaser also showed a potential conflict between Miles and Miguel O’Hara / Spider-Man 2099 played by Oscar Isacc (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Moon Knight).
The animation was one of the most highly praised features of the first film. The film was designed to look like you were literally watching a comic book and used unique frame-rate techniques never before seen in an animated feature.
When talking to IndieWire, producer/screenwriter on Across the Spider-Verse, Phil Lord talks about the animation and how the Spider-Verse team plans to up the ante in the upcoming sequel.
“It’s been really fun to have the confidence to go even harder and push the [animation] medium even further and take Miles to places that you couldn’t have imagined whilst making the first film.”
Could Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) Be in Contention for Yet Another Oscar?
Producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller have made quite the name for themselves in the world of animation. The duo started their reign with films such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and The Lego Movie. They later produced the aforementioned Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and The Mitchells vs. the Machines, the latter of which is being speculated to be in contention for multiple Academy Awards in 2022.
The animation in Into the Spider-Verse was already so impressive it’s hard to believe that Sony Pictures will be able to find a way to top themselves. However, if Lord’s comments are anything to stand by, it looks like this film could easily become of the most impressive animated films of all time.
So far, only three films featuring the web crawler have been nominated for Oscars, those being the first two Sam Raimi films and Into the Spider-Verse. However, Into the Spider-Verse is so far the only film to take the dub. However, Disney and Sony are pushing hard for No Way Home to be nominated for almost every Academy Award imaginable. So, it is possible another Spidey film could join this prestigious club by the time Across the Spider-Verse is released in theaters this year.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) is set to release exclusively in theaters on October 7th, 2022 and stars Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara / Spider-Man 2099, Shameik Moore as Miles Morales / Spider-Man, Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy / Spider-Woman, Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker / Spider-Man, with Issa Rae as Jessica Drew / Spider-Woman, and Takuya Yamashiro / Spider-Man from the 1978 series to be played by a yet-to-be-disclosed actor.
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