Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will feature 6 animation styles

The original Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a huge success when it premiered in 2018, due in part to its hyper-stylistic animation approach. The upcoming sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Versewill keep that style and expand it in every way.

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Talking to Empire Magazine in a recent interview, producer Phil Lord teases that while the first film had a very distinct animation style, the sequel – which is split into two parts – will have six.

“The first film had one animation style that dominates the film. This film has six,” Lord said. “So we take those tools and add all the things we’ve learned about The Mitchells vs The Machines, and then grow them further to meet the ambition of this film. Which is to impress you every time you step into a new environment, and also to ensure that the style of the film reflects the story and that the visuals are driven by emotion, as opposed to some egghead art project. Which it is, by the way!”

Fans have already seen a handful of the styles set to appear in the film in some of the latest trailers, which see Miles Morales taken from his home and pulled into an ever-changing world of different styles as he is pursued by Spider- Man 2099. Just what other animation styles will be displayed though.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will also see Issa Rae’s Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman join Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld in the animated comic sequel. The two reprise their roles as Miles Morales/Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen, respectively. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but will reportedly feature several spider-powered characters “across Marvel Comics’ time and space.”

It was announced in April that Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson will serve as the film’s directing trio. Lord, Miller, Amy Pascal, Avi Arad and Christina Steinberg all return to executive produce the Sony Pictures project, with Alonzo Ruvalcaba co-producing. The original Spider-Verse director Peter Ramsey will produce alongside Aditya Sood.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduced a teenage Miles Morales who becomes Spider-Man in his universe and must join forces with five spider-powered individuals from other dimensions to stop a threat to all realities. The film won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and grossed $375.5 million at the global box office.

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