Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse swings into theaters today with an astonishing CGI-animated visual style intended to replicate a vivid comic book come to life — and SYFY WIRE has a look at how it came together. Directed by The Lego Movie's Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, it's generating some of the most enthusiastic reviews of any 2018 release and the stunning imagery has fans breathlessly awaiting its arrival more than Santa himself.
The breakthrough feature produced by Sony Pictures and Marvel Entertainment was accomplished via the rare wizardry of a talented team of illustrators, concept artists, animators, storyboard specialists, and screenwriters who have crafted something exhilaratingly new and unique.
To chronicle the creation of this monumental movie, Titan Books is spinning a web of wonder with its lavish new BTS coffee-table book, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse - The Art of the Movie and SYFY WIRE has an exclusive look inside the eye-popping display of pictures.
Written by Ramin Zahed, this tempting 204-page treasure offers an unprecedented peek behind the artistry of the film with dozens of fold-out panoramic splash pages, concept art, detailed character sketches, and full storyboards to deliver a wealth of insights into the difficult creative process. Also includes exclusive commentary from the animation crew, plus an extensive foreword penned by Miles Morales co-creator Brian Michael Bendis.
Behold our preview of eight astounding pages in the gallery below, then tell us if you'll snatch one for yourself or someone on your holiday gift list when Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse -The Art of the Movie arrives on Dec. 18.
All images taken from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - The Art of the Movie by Ramin Zahed, published by Titan Books. © 2018 MARVEL © 2018 SPA & CPII