Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Producers On What Drew Them To The Film

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For fans of animation, the names Phil Lord and Chris Miller are ones that you would recognize. The team behind such films like The LEGO Movie and Cloud With A Chance Of Meatballs, the duo have done a lot of excellent work in the field of animation in recent years.

While they are moving to more live-action directing, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t keeping in touch with their roots. The duo were the executive producers behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, with Lord even co-writing the script with Rodney Rothman.

We’re living for the film, which is just perfection from start to finish. What drew this duo to it to begin with?

We got an answer, courtesy of the Art of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse book, reported Comicbook.com.

The duo decided that they would board the movie if it “didn’t center on Peter Parker”, which valid. The film, instead, focuses on Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), who is very new to being Spider-Man. Like bro just got his powers new.

Lord continued, “At that time, Miles was easily the most exciting character in the Marvel Universe. Oddly enough, around the same time, I went to the Jeff Koons retrospective in New York City — and love it or hate it — all his art is about other people’s work. It made me like, ‘We could perhaps create a post-modern Spider-Man.’ So, we leaned into this idea of a post-modern Spider-Man in this environment that has multiple spider-people from all of the comics.”

The end result is a glorious movie that has two Peter Parkers (Jake Johnson and Chris Pine), but the focus remains on Miles’ journey.

Though we would love to see more of the other characters as well. All of the spin-offs!

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is currently in theatres.

Bec Heim