In 2015, Sony Pictures announced that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller would be producing an animated Spider-Man film, and earlier this year, we learned that the film would feature Miles Morales, rather than Peter Parker. Today at Brazil Comic-Con, Sony released the first trailer for the project, as well as its title: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse.
The brief teaser trailer opens with a hooded figure moving through a snow-covered New York City, and stops by the grave of Peter Parker. We see a bunch of scenes of this figure clumsily swinging through the buildings of the city, as a tagline tells us that “more than one wears the mask.” Spider-man finally lands on a rooftop, and pulls off his mask to reveal an out of breath Miles Morales, who will be voiced by The Get Down’s Shameik Moore.
Miles Morales is another popular version of the character, first introduced in August 2011 in Ultimate Fallout #4. Like Peter Parker, he was bitten by a radioactive spider and developed superpowers, and became Spiderman after the Green Goblin killed Peter. While Marvel Studios has brought the traditional Spider-man into its larger cinematic universe, this film will standalone from those stories, and looks as though it’ll be an origin story, while its title hints as a broader world of its own.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse will hit theaters December 21st, 2018.