2017 successfully brought Spider-Man into the MCU, and now Sony is branching out with an animated Spider-Man film that sees black-hispanic teenager Miles Morales, team-up with a host of Spider-Men from parallel universes to learn the meaning of great power and responsibility.

Scripted by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, directed by Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey, and featuring the voice talents of Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Mahershala Ali, and Liev Schreiber, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will finally see the long awaited debut of Miles Morales on the big-screen, as well as the Spidey-centric multiverse that made waves in comics in 2014. Since his debut in 2011, Miles Morales helped usher in a new era of character diversity at Marvel Comics, and was inspired in part by Donald Glover’s lobbying for the Spider-Man part when Sony first announced a reboot of the series after the conclusion of Raimi’s trilogy. While we still have to wait a while for a live-action appearance (something that this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming hinted at, fittingly through Donald Glover’s role), this animated film seems sure to increase his popularity among the general public. The animation looks stylish and slick, and more mature than what we’ve come to expect from Sony’s animated films. All signs point to a mature, and funny animated film that will feel like a true blockbuster supehero movie. It’ll be a long wait until its release next winter, but we’re placing our bets that its going to be worth it!

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse spins a web into theaters on December 14th, 2018

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