Each dimension will have its own art style

Each dimension will have its own art style

Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse (Part One) is one of the most anticipated superhero sequels of the year, without a doubt. Pushing aside even Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the first of two 2018 sequels Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been in the works since before the first movie even hit theaters, and in an interview with Collider’s own Steven Weintraub for the after party, Phil Lord and Chris Miller talked about the “ambitious” sequel, as they described it, hinting at expanding a fan-favorite aspect of the series.

One of the most iconic parts of Into the Spider-Verse, and what separates it from its multiversal counterpart, Spider-Man: No Coming Home, were the unique animation styles used to differentiate the spiders. Anime for Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn), matte black and white for Spider-Man Noir (Nicholas Cage), and a unique 3D animated look for hero Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) all helped give the heroes recognizable looks that stuck with audiences long after the film was over. This style was one of many things Into the Spider-Verse was praised for changing the way audiences understood what animation can do. And it looks like Lord and Miller plan to push the boundaries of their chosen medium even further when the two parts of Through the Spider-Verse hit theaters.

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And although Lord and Miller have not confirmed whether No coming home stars zendaya and Tom Holland would be in the movie after expressing interest (which hopefully means we could be on the right track with that hunch), they revealed something else about the direction of the next movie. While we knew from a brief trailer that Miles would visit other universes – and run into oscar isaacby Miguel O’Hara — the directors revealed that each universe will be as distinct as its characters, with different animation styles corresponding to each branch of the multiverse, according to Miller:

“It’s, as Phil said, a very ambitious sequel, because we didn’t just want to do the same thing over again. And so the idea that we’d go to different dimensions really opened up an artistic opportunity to make that that each world has its own art style, and to be able to push the folks at ImageWorks to develop a way to make each dimension feel like it was drawn by the hand of another artist. stuff is breathtaking, and really, that’s why we keep doing it, because it’s so hard to get it right.

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Lord described their work on Through the Spider-Verse — as well as their other work, on projects like The Mitchells vs. the Machines – as attempting to “push animation in directions it hasn’t gone yet”, and we can safely say that the duo have already accomplished that, creating a film with In the Spider-Versee that looks like it was pulled straight from the pages of the world’s greatest comics.


What styles of animation can we expect to see when Through the Spider-Verse out in theaters? Nobody knows, although we got a brief glimpse of a more traditionally two-dimensional universe in the film’s opening sequence, where Miles jumps into several verses and gets into a fight with Spider-Man 2099, who has been teased during the end credits. scene of Into the Spider-Verse. Will the two get along, or will their disagreement rip a hole in the fabric of the multiverse like their live-action counterpart Peter Parker? We can only hope for the first.

Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse (Part One) hits theaters on October 7.

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