Sony Pictures Animation shared a sneak peak of finished animation, visual development and a new villian from Spider-Man: Across the Universe, the sequel to the multiple award-winning animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Directors Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson shared the first look of the film’s interdimensional antagonist ‘The Spot’ during their presentation at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
“Meet The Spot, Miles Morales’s most formidable foe yet, as debuted at #AnnecyFestival. He is voiced by Jason Schwartzman. See him in action in Spider-Man: Across the #SpiderVerse, in theaters 2 June 2023,” Sony Pictures Animation wrote on their official Twitter account.
It further mentions that “Spot’s whole body is covered in inter-dimensional portals (made to feel like ‘living ink’) that can send him anywhere he wants to go. He can also make these portals appear out of thin air to transport objects and people at will. This spells trouble for Miles.”
During the presentation the makers showed a sequence from the film. Apart from few other details about the characters including a glimpse at visual development and behind-the-scenes art of Gwen Stacy world, Gwen’s dad George Stacy (voiced by Shea Whigham), Miguel O’Hara aka Spider-Man 2099 and Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman, the presentation shared some updates about Miles Morales.
Miles Morales is voiced by Shameik Moore. “He’s grown up a bit and is learning to balance school life with home life with hero life. He’s also got a new suit and Spidey symbol,” the Tweet revealed.
In one of the clips Miles is seen running late for a meeting between him, his parents, and school counselor.
“Miles has a ton on his mind from getting into the school of his dreams, to keeping his city safe, to being a good son to his parents. It’s a lot! Not to mention… something seems to be setting off his Spidey Sense,” the Tweet mentioned.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse holds various awards to its credit including Academy Award, Golden Globe Awards and Annie awards. The film grossed over $375 million worldwide against a $90 million budget. One of the directors of the first movie, Peter Ramsey, is returning as an executive producer, alongside Aditya Sood. Phil Lord, Chris Miller and David Callaham penned the screenplay; Lord and Miller are the producers, Amy Pascal, Avi Arad, Christina Steinberg, and Alonzo Ruvalcaba.