You aren’t a truly great superhero until there are multiple, maybe even dozens of copycat characters. Superman has them, Batman has them, and definitely Spider-Man has them. Sony’s animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse basically sets out to introduce you to all of them in one movie, and it looks kinda cool as a result.
Dreamed up by fan-favorite filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Into the Spider-Verse centers on Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore), the “Ultimate” version of Spider-Man a lot of folks wish was in the MCU right now. No offense, Tom Holland, it’s just true. Peter Parker (Jake Johnson) is in the film, too, albeit older and less in shape. We also get Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy aka Spider-Gwen, Nicolas Cage as Spider-Man Noir, Mahershala Ali as Prowler, Liev Schreiber as Kingpin, and yeah, this is hella cool. Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, John Mulaney, and Kimiko Glenn also lend their voices, and we get an appearance by Spider-Ham so I’m pumped for this.
How are all of these characters from alternate universe together in one place? The plot doesn’t give any answers, nor should we want it to:
Meet the Spider-people from another *another* dimension, joining Miles Morales and Peter Parker in this international extended sneak peek for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. 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 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.