Into The Spider-Verse is about a young Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), as he grapples with his role of a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, and soon he finds out that he is not the only one when the older Peter Parker (Jake Johnson) visits him.
The fans were shocked by the first trailer that released late last year and introduced the viewers to the movie’s comic book-influenced visual scheme and also the trajectory of Miles.
“We are so excited about this movie, we’re so proud of it,” the movie’s screenwriter, Phil Lord, said during Sony’s CinemaCon panel. “We’re thrilled to help bring the story of Miles Morales to the screen. His story is a sensation in the comics, we loved it there, and we were so inspired to try to find a way to tell his story visually that would be commensurate with that.”
This would lead to the common audiences formally getting an introduction to the origin story of Miles Morales, which has made him become a much-loved element of Marvel Comics in the recent years.
“It’s his Brooklyn upbringing; it’s his culture.” producer Chris Miller said. “He’s half-Puerto Rican, half-African-American, he’s a product of a happy and alive family, he’s 13-years-old. All that tells the kind of hero he’s going to become, and we’re going to get to experience the Spider-Man legend through this new and exciting lens.”
“To bring Miles to life, we worked with an actor that we’ve known for a little while and have been dying to work with,” Lord agreed. “[He] gave a performance that was so rich and so genuine that Miles became everything that we have envisioned and much, much more.”
“I’m sure I’m not the only kid who imagined himself being Spider-Man,” Moore added. “I mean, Spider-Man is the most beloved superhero of all time. In fact — this is a true story, actually — five years ago in my journal, I did write, ‘I am Miles Morales, I am Spider-Man,’ and now I get to play him. It’s literally like Christmas for me. And as Stan Lee said when he first created Spider-Man,” he said, “’it’s really true that anyone can wear the mask.”
Although we are not yet aware of details about Into The Spider-Verse, the second trailer has given fans a better indication of what to expect from the film.