Chris Miller + Phil Lord on ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Unprecedented Visual Style

Chris Miller + Phil Lord on ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Unprecedented Visual Style

Sony Picture Animation’s new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is already getting great reviews getting a 98% from Rotten Tomatoes and a 9/10 from IGN.

Read on to hear what Chris Miller + Phil Lord have to say about the upcoming superhero movie, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’and its unprecedented visual style… reports that producer Chris Miller and writer Phil Lord had to say about the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse animated movie.

Producer Chris Miller and writer Phil Lord, speak on the crowd reactions at the very first screening at the NYCC Press Day. Here is their take (above) on the upcoming Sony project.

Moving on, when asked, “How Does Peter Parker Fit In This Movie?” Chris Miller and writer Phil Lord weighed in:


Well…the original Peter Parker dies, but another one from another dimension comes. In case that wasn’t clear. It sort of opens up the idea that there are many universes out there, and each one of them probably has its own Spider-Man. And that’s all I’ll say about that.


Peter Parker as a character is not Mr. Miyagi. He’s not ready to be a mentor. He’s the guy in the back of the class. His whole life he’s been poking fun at the teacher, and here’s the first time in your life you actually have to mentor someone younger than you…We thought it was a really neat color for Peter Parker to have to wear that he’d never had before. ‘It’s life and death. If I don’t train this kid, the universe depends on him becoming Spider-Man, and I don’t know the first thing about teaching the kid.’ We thought that was a really neat relationship.

Lord and Miller spoke about the film’s unprecedented visual style, which looks like a comic book in ways that are very different from the ways previous comic book films.


I think obviously the style of it, we wanted to make something that looks like nothing you’ve ever seen before on screen. Part of this idea is that people go to the movies to see something new, and uniqueness drives the marketplace. What’s the point of making something that feels like everything else that came before it? It seemed like an opportunity to push the boundaries as far as we possibly could, and crazily, they haven’t stopped us yet.


Maybe tomorrow.


So the fact that it has its origins in the comic book is obviously really inspirational for the look, and how to create this new pipeline of how to make something look like you’re in a hand-drawn, hand-painted world that still is a fully three-dimensional universe. It’s been the amazing people at ImageWorks that have been able to put that together and make it look as amazing as they have. They’re excited about doing something that feels groundbreaking.

If you ask IGN, here is what they are saying:

There’s no replacing a comic book legend like Peter Parker, but Sony Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse makes a strong case for why more “Spider-People” is a good thing. Miles Morales’ journey from zero to hero is brought to life with jaw-dropping animation, whimsical callbacks to previous Spider-Man media, and memorable side characters from the multiverse that range from fan-favorite Spider-Gwen to the outright bizarre Spider-Ham.

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