While longtime Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott didn't have a direct hand in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, his fingerprints are all over it. In 2014, Slott created the Spider-Verse crossover event, which brought together nearly every Spider-Man from across the multiverse. Slott’s story reunited Peter Parker and Miles Morales while paving the way for Spider-Gwen and valuable contributions from other creators. Into the Spider-Verse took its inspiration from Slott’s tale and made it an even more intimate story for Miles, Peter, Gwen, and the rest of the spiders.
We recently caught up with Slott, and he shared his very enthusiastic response to Into the Spider-Verse.
"They nailed it," said Slott. "Maybe I'm still in the glow, I've seen it four times now... I think this might be the best Spider-Man of all time. It might be the best superhero movie of all time."
Slott was invited to see the film out in Los Angeles, but that didn't keep him from watching it again with the Marvel creators in New York. He even told us about the reaction that a prominent comic book writer had to seeing his Spider-Man show up on screen.
Additionally, Slott shared some background on the creation of the Spider-Verse crossover. Slott was writing for the Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions video game, but he wasn't satisfied with one core aspect of the title.
"The thing that bothered me on the video game, Shattered Dimensions, was that the Spideys didn't get to interact with each other," exclaimed Slott. "It bugged me as a fan that you had this Spider-Man adventure with four different dimensions and they weren't interacting until the final cut scene... which I wrote. Which was awesome!"
From there, Slott shared the story of how he fought to get Spider-Ham into Shattered Dimensions. For more Spider-Verse memories and reactions from Slott, check out the entire video.