Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse already won an Academy Award for Sony Pictures Animation in 2019, and if Chris Miller and Phil Lord have their way, its follow-up, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse might land with yet another Oscar. Until now, only a teaser has been revealed for the feature film, but the film looks at pushing the concept of a multiverse to the forefront, even featuring a fistfight between Miles Morales and Oscar Isaacs’ Spider-Man 2099.
In a recent interview with IndieWire, the filmmakers went on tease the scope of Across the Spider-Verse by saying that it’ll go nowhere you expect.
“It’s been fun to have the confidence,” Lord told the website. “And to go even harder and push the medium even further and take Miles [Morales] to places you couldn’t imagine.”
In another interview last year, the duo revealed that the said teaser is only the minutest of tastes of what fans might end up getting in the final version of the movie.
“Well, we’re just getting started. In the first look you get just a taste of what we’re going for,” they told Entertainment Weekly (via Twitter). “Every dimension looks and feels radically different from all the others. They all look like they were drawn by a different artist.”
“It’s an opportunity to build on that visual foundation and push it to bold new places,” the duo added. “Some of the groundbreaking art techniques the team has developed for this movie have blown us away. It’s going to be an exciting experience for audiences like nothing anyone’s seen.”
Until now, only Isaac, Moore, Jake Johnson (Peter B. Parker), and Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy) have been confirmed to return for their respective roles. Issa Rae is one of the newcomers in the film, having previously been cast as the Jessica Drew version of Spider-Woman.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) will hit the theaters on October 7th.