“It’s an emotional story”: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Producer Claims Sequel Is Like $550M Star Wars Movie That Revolutionized Hollywood 

“It’s an emotional story”: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Producer Claims Sequel Is Like $550M Star Wars Movie That Revolutionized Hollywood 
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a phenomenal animated movie that pushed the boundaries of animated films. The film first explored the theme of the multiverse in the MCU, as it displayed different variations of Spider-Man across different universes. The animated film was a treat to the eyes as it gave a comic book world essence in a distinctive unparalleled animation technique with a unique combination of 2D and 3D styles.

Miles Morales

A mesmerizing story, compelling character development, and a perfect blend of humor and action charmed the audience. Since the movie connected so well with the audience, a sequel was announced where that would be set in five multiverses and this time it would be emotional.

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Chris Miller’s Projection on Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

During an exclusive interview with Empire, Chris Miller, the writer-producer of the film compared Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse with Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back because when the film was released back in 1980, Lucasfilm mixed all the goodness of the previous films with a tad bit of agony, it creates an emotional story where “where you need to see the third one.”

“People who’ve seen Across… have told us that it feels like The Empire Strikes Back of the Spider-Verse franchise. It shows you worlds you haven’t seen, and it’s an emotional story that ends in a place where you need to see the third one. So, yeah: this is our Empire.”

Spider-People in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-People in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

With Chris Miller’s opinion of the movie, it looks like Miles Morales is looking for a challenge in the sequel, as the movie would present new villains such as The Spot, whose body is covered in multiverse portals, and the animated film will introduce a more menacing look on the Vulture, the legendary villain of the Spider-Man universe.

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Why was Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back so popular?

The fifth installment of Star Wars was the most popular film in the franchise and many critics believe it was a cinematic masterpiece due to several key reasons. Like the previous installments, Star Wars: Episode V had a gripping story with character development as well as drama, and action, the pace of the plot was perfect. But what puts this movie in a league of its own was the darker tone of the movie, which made it suitable for a mature audience.

A still From Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back

Needless to say, the visual effects of the film were stunning for its time. The sequel gave more focus on the development of side characters such as Han Solo and Princess Leia which added more complexity and made the film multi-layered. The film gave some iconic dialogues that are used by fans even today as well as a memorable moment when Darth Vader disclosed that he was Luke Skywalker’s father. All these major and minor details made Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back a must-watch movie.

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Why are Fans Excited about The Sequel?

In addition to featuring more menacing villains, the story would be bigger and layered as it will be set across five different universes, where Miles Morale would find his footing, and detangle his relationships.

A still from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Kemp Powers said, “Miles thought he’d never see his friends again.” 

Shameik Moore added, “But in this sequel he reconnects with Gwen, and discovers she’s part of a group of Spider-People whose mission is to protect the Multiverse. From there, he ends up on this adventure to different worlds. He’s older, a little more experienced. But he’s missing his friends. He’s growing in skill, but he wants more of a challenge.”

By the sounds of it, the sequel looks highly exciting, and even though the complete details are not out in the public, the fans are eager to revisit the film and witness Miles Morales’ challenges. The teaser trailer of the film has shown some mesmerizing locations and the return of beloved characters such as Peter B. Parker, Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man Noir, and Spider-Ham.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse can be streamed on Netflix.


Source: Empire



Written by Tushar Auddy

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Tushar Auddy, Content Writer. He has been in the entertainment industry for 3 years and is always on the lookout for a captivating story. He is a student of Linguistics and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in the same field. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him capturing the beauty of language.