Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
More Than One Wears the MaskPlot:
Miles Morales is juggling his life between being a high school student and being a spider-man. When Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk uses a super collider, others from across the Spider-Verse are transported to this dimension.
Cast & Crew
Brian Tyree Henry
Fun Facts of Movie
If you hit pause anytime a train goes by, because all the animators wanted to animate Stan Lee, he’s in almost every single train.
It was announced shortly after Stan Lee‘s death, at age 95, that he had recorded a cameo for the film and that it would be his final voice-acting role. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller felt it was important that Lee was given a bigger moment compared to previous Marvel films because he was “so integral to the spirit of this movie,” and considered his role “extra meaningful” following his death.
The unique animation style of “Spider-Verse” aims to make the viewer feel as if they are in the pages of a comic book. According to Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the film combined the latest computer-generated animation technology with hand-drawn artistry. “It was very important to us that every frame of the movie was refined by the artist’s hand after the visuals were rendered by computers. If you freeze any part of the movie at any time, it will look like an illustration with hand drawn touches and all.”
Completing the animation for the film required up to 180 animators, the largest crew ever used by Sony Pictures Animation for a film.
This film was dedicated in memory of Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko, who died on July 6, 2018, while this film was finishing production; however, this was not the only dedication, as a month before the film was released, Stan Lee died on November 12, 2018. The film was dedicated to both of Spider-Man’s creators.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had a goal for the movie, “Inspire young people to become heroes, inspire grown-ups to help them do it, and remind us all that you don’t need to be bitten by a radioactive spider to do your part. You are powerful, and we are counting on you.”
One of the many ways the Imageworks team paid tribute to old comic books through the visual style was to imitate the imperfections of offset printing.
According to John Mulaney, the producers encouraged him to “have fun” with his role as Spider-Ham, so he added cuss words to his dialogue. He eventually asked what the rating of the film was, which was PG.