Fans can expect at least six major art styles in Across the Spider-Verse

As if Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse needed more hype, the producers are promising big things for the Spider-Verse sequel.


The effects of the critical and mainstream success of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be felt for years to come. You could argue that it's the reason why the average audience has become more accepting of a successor to Peter Parker, one of the most iconic superheroes of all time. Much of Into the Spider-Verse's success is because of its animation. But, if you're asking the co-writers and producers of the film, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the sequel will be just as spectacular.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse might have "only" made 5.5 million at the global box office but its impact on the movie industry is impossible to quantify.

As Across the Spider-Verse expands the entire multiversal cast even further, the producers are saying that they'll take advantage of a growing list of animation techniques and visions as well, saying to Empire:

The first film had one animation style that dominates the movie. This movie has six. So we’re taking those tools, adding all the things we learned on The Mitchells Vs The Machines, and then growing them further to accommodate the ambition of this movie. Which is to wow you every time you enter a new environment, and also to make sure that the style of the movie reflect the story, and that the images are driven by feelings, as opposed to some egg-headed art project. Which it also is, by the way!

Miles Morales isn't a new character but Into the Spider-Verse is largely responsible for introducing a potential successor to one of the world's most beloved superheroes.

Ambitious is the perfect word to describe the original film, which came out in 2018. We're not sure if it's enough to describe the sequel. It's not just because Across the Spider-Verse will employ six different animation styles. The sequel is actually a two-part movie that won't reach its full potential until the threequel, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, comes out two years from now.

Ultimately, Lord and Miller have proven that they deserve the benefit of the doubt. As we eagerly await Across the Spider-Verse to hit theaters on June 2, Spider-Man fans can keep themselves busy by keeping up with the latest news in the rumor mill.

The last we heard, Sony was thinking of including Tom Holland's Peter Parker in the Spider-Verse, which should get fans even more excited. If that happens, we wouldn't be surprised if either one of Peter Parker or Miles Morales from Insomniac Games' trio of Marvel's Spider-Man titles swings by as well.

With Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Venom 3, and another Spider-Man trilogy in the MCU all coming later this decade, Spider-Man fans will be eating good for years.

Speaking of, Insomniac recently assured fans that Marvel's Spider-Man 2 will be out on the PS5 by next year.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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