Here’s the most-fun fun-fact I could find that illustrates what a true marvel *wink wink* Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is: with its Best Animated Feature win at the 2018 Academy Awards, the film became the non-Disney/Pixar movie to win the prize since 2011, in addition to becoming the first film to win the award while a Disney/Pixar film was in contention since 2006. If Pixar and Disney are the Shaq and Kobe Lakers from the early 2000s, Into the Spider-Verse was the ’04 Detroit Pistons.
So, when the director, Chris Miller himself says that the ‘groundbreaking’ sequel is going to make the original film look ‘quaint’, then you know he’s cooking up some absolute gas in the Spidey kitchen.
“The development of new groundbreaking art techniques being done for the next Spider-Verse movie are already blowing me away. It’s going to make the first movie look quaint,” Miller, one-half of the directorial team along with Phil Lord, said in a tweet.
The development of new groundbreaking art techniques being done for the next Spider-Verse movie are already blowing me away. It’s going to make the first movie look quaint
— Christopher Miller (@chrizmillr) July 1, 2020
At this time, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 (not the official title) will hit theaters on October 7, 2022.
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