But with today’s new trailer and announcement, the film went from an amusing animated diversion from the main crop of superhero movies coming out of the MCU to Sony’s must-see piece of comic adaptation. The cast is just that good, and the heroes are just that cool.
Mostly because we finally get Spider-Gwen on the big screen. The Shameik Moore-starring film released its first full trailer today, highlighting the unique blend of humor and action that directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie) bring to the table. It also introduces the rest of the voice cast that includes Liev Schreiber as Kingpin and Mahershala Ali as Morales’ uncle.
That’s Hailee Steinfeld as the last-minute Spider-Gwen, Brian Tyree Henry as Miles’ hilariously persistent policeman father, and Lily “Don’t Call Me Aunt May” Tomlin as Aunt May.
The visual style on display here is, cliched or not, the closest you could get to bringing a comic book to life on the big screen. From the breakout thought panels to the vibrant and explosive colors, Spiderverse looks to dig deeper than pretty much anything into the comic canon. We get hints at the multiverse, fan favorite Spider-Gwen, and Miles' family life (with his dad reimagined as a police officer here).
You can’t do better than that cast, those colors, and that comedy. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hits theaters this Christmas.