December 9, 2017 at 8:03 pm #6295
December 14th, 2018
Sony Pictures Animation
Story by Phil Lord, Chris Miler, and Alex Hirsch
Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman
Shameik Moore as Miles Morales / Spider-Man
Liev Schreiber as unnamed main villain, likely Morlun if the Spider-Verse comics are any indication
Mahershala Ali as Aaron Davis: Miles’ uncle (aka Prowler in the Ultimate Universe)
Brian Tyree Henry as Jefferson Davis: Miles’ father
December 11, 2017 at 3:49 pm #6307
OK we’re definitely going to talk about this on the podcast… but I want to know your thoughts.
Of the top of my head, topics regarding the art will most likely include the framerate (on 2s for a lot of it, looks like), the color and choice of cinematic shots like the upside down “ascension to the city” one, and of course the comic page flourishes.
December 12, 2017 at 11:09 am #6349
:O I didn’t know Alex Hirsch also wrote the story!! Man he’s busy.
There’s confirmation that Peter Parker will be a character in this film, but I’m not sure what his role is.
December 12, 2017 at 2:56 pm #6350
I was actually really surprised with this trailer! i am firstly really digging the colour palette its very tmnt 2013! I liked the last shot with the fluid arm animation when he landed and stubble it looked really nice but there was some sequences where it looked really choppy im not sure why (not talking about slow mo shots) either way the first trailer has intrigued me and im keen to see more
December 12, 2017 at 11:41 pm #6351
So as far as story goes, this seems to be following the Spider-Verse arc from the comics, which was about Spider Totems (people with Spider powers linked together through some mystical layer J Michael Straczynski added to Spidey’s lore during his run) from across the multiverse teaming up to defeat Morlun, a totem-slaying villain. We’re definitely getting Peter and Miles, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see some other popular alternate Spideys such as Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man 2099, Peter Porker: Spider-Ham and Spider-Man Noir, not to mention the potential for gags referencing some weirder Spidey adaptations such as the Japanese live action series or the sixties cartoon memes. These kind of jokes seem right up Lord and Miller’s alley.
As for the trailer itself, I think it looks amazing. The color palette, use of comic elements such as ink lines on Miles’s face, depth of field effects, and character designs give it an incredible look that sets it apart from other animated movies. The city itself looks alive and vibrant, which is important for a Spider-Man movie. Even the subtle halftone glows and shadows and Warhol-esque 2d panels just elevate the design. Also, I’m getting some TMNT 2007 vines, which is not a bad thing by any stretch.
The one thing I’m not a certain on is the frame rate. I’m having flashes back to learning that there are just some things that you can’t do in 3D that work perfectly fine in 2D, such as static holds. The eye interprets the movement of 3D models differently than it does 2D drawings, and this difference comes through in a few shots that definitely seem choppier than they would in 2D.
Overall, though, a solid teaser. I’m really looking forward to this one, and hopes it sets the stage for a whole bunch of animated, theatrical superhero movies.
December 13, 2017 at 10:27 am #6381
I read that Miles’ eyes are “painted on”, which enhances the style.
I am not at all familiar with the Spider-verse and have shown no interest in reading anything from them, so jokes related to that in the movie will be lost on me.
December 13, 2017 at 11:06 am #6382
I am very familiar with that storyline and at first I thought it was a funky way to start the animated movies but actually this works out really well! And as long as TMNT is being brought up… I can’t imagine I’m not going to relate it to Turtles Forever haha
Also just for fun… here’s the #ROVP I did a while back for that movie! (=
December 31, 2017 at 12:12 pm #6532
If this is half as weird as the story it’s based on, we’re in for a wild ride:
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