Fans have been eager to see the Ultimate version of Marvel’s Spider-Man, Miles Morales, on the big screen so much they campaigned for him to be the lead of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Well, they didn’t win there (although the character may have been backdoor introduced to the MCU), but their wish has been granted with Sony’s animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and the full trailer has come swinging onto the web.
Fan favorite filmmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are on board as screenwriters and producers, Shameik Moore (Dope) voicing Miles. The Brooklyn born hero with the Black-Latino background isn’t just an ethnic rehash of Peter Parker. In fact, Parker still exists in this alternate universe, voiced by Jake Johnson, and becomes a somewhat unusual mentor for Miles. Mahershala Ali voices Miles’ uncle, Aaron Davis aka Prowler, with Liev Schreiber as Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin, Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, Lily Tomlin (!!!) as Aunt May, Luna Lauren Velez as Rio Morales, and Brian Tyree Henry as Miles’ father.
Here’s the official 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.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse opens December 14th.