While Peter Parker is no stranger to the big-screen, his Afro-Latino successor, Miles Morales, hasn’t shared much of the limelight. But, all of that is about to change, because Sony has released a shockingly awesome trailer that will have you ready to count down the days until Christmas 2018, despite the fact that this year’s festivities haven’t even begun!
Today, Sony has debuted the first trailer for the visually breathtaking animated Spider-Verse. Developed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse introduces the stylish Brooklyn teen, Miles Morales, who made his first appearance in Ultimate Comics Fallout #4 following the death of Peter Parker. The trailer is set to a killer unreleased song that, while unconfirmed, is suspected to be by Rapper Vince Staples, whose song was featured in the Black Panther trailer.
Much like Parker, Miles develops powers after being bitten by a genetically engineered spider. However, the spider that bit Morales gave him slightly different powers to Parker. Morales’ spider-sense is not as strong and only warns him of immediate danger, but he does have two abilities the original spidey never had, the ability to camouflage himself and his clothing to match his surroundings, and a venom strike that can paralyze his opponents.
Into the Spider-Verse exists outside the Marvel cinematic universe. While the MCU is currently clinging on to Parker, with its third and highly successful iteration of the superhero, Spider-Man: Homecoming did leave some subtle hints that Morales might eventually make an appearance. The film hinted at the to-be superhero by introducing the criminal Aaron Davis (Morales’ paternal uncle) played by Donald Glover who mentions Morales in the film by saying, “I don’t want those weapons in this neighbourhood. I got a nephew living out here.”
While the Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse trailer focuses on Morales, Sony has hinted that its multi-verse movie will have plenty more mask-clad superheroes to come, “Wait so how many of us are there?”
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse hits theatres Christmas, 2018. Check out the trailer below: