What will the Across-the-Spider-Verse art style be?
Keep your eyeballs on, folks, because the Spider-Verse takes a number of different artistic directions! When Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was first announced, people weren’t sure what to think. It focused on Miles Morales but was also animated. But not long after publication Into the Spider-Verse quickly became a fan favorite. Thanks to its stunning graphics, heartwarming story, and cast of quirky characters (Peter Porker! Spider-Man Noir!), the animated film cemented the idea of a Spider-Verse actually existing and having a place in the Spider-Man franchise. Now we know a sequel is coming and it will be titled Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One). Even more exciting? Co-writer and producer Chris Miller said what the art style is Across the Spider-Verse That would be an “artistic opportunity”.
What is the art style Across the Spider-Verse How is it going to be?
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The visuals in Into the Spider-Verse were absolutely stunning and the team working on the sequel is excited to share it with the world. In conversation with colliders, filmmaking duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller spoke about the creative process in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. miller said:
“It’s, as Phil said, a very ambitious sequel because we didn’t want to just do the same thing over again. And so the idea that we’d go into different dimensions really opened up an artistic opportunity to give each world its own distinct art style and get the folks at ImageWorks to come up with a way to make each dimension feel like it was done by hand drawn by another artist. To see these things develop is breathtaking and real, that’s why we keep going because it’s so hard to get it right.”
One of the visual goals of Into the Spider-Verse was to make the viewer feel like flipping through a comic book, but cinematic. While it was a risk, it was one that paid off as the film won both the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature in 2019. As Bob Persichetti, one of the directors, continues Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, told The Hollywood Reporter: “In a traditional CG rendered film you mimic ‘reality’ but we tried to mimic the feeling of flipping through a comic where you get these really expressive ink drawings but in a cinematic way.”
what is Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will it be approximately
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) will once again star. He teams up with Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen (voiced by Hailee Steinfeld) in another dimension to take on a new villain. We can look forward to a whole new cast of Spider-Verse characters, including Spider-Man 2099 (aka Miguel O’Hara), voiced by Oscar Isaac. If the teaser trailer is any indication, the art styles were actually an “artistic opportunity.”
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson. The screenplay is by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and David Callaham. The film’s producers include Lord and Miller, as well as Avi Arad, Amy Pascal and Christina Steinberg.
You can watch the full Collider interview below:
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) hits theaters on October 7, 2022.
What do you think of the direction the art style is going? Across the Spider-Verse goes? Are you excited to see it on the big screen? Let us know in the comments below!
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