Peter Parker’s Spider-Man origin story is one that has been told tirelessly on the big screen, and understandably so. After all, the friendly neighborhood superhero is one of the most beloved of its genre. Over the years, Marvel Comics have taken all sorts of creative liberties with the character, generating new webs of Spider-Man type heroes from other dimensions. Following Sony’s Venom, the studio is going into another deep cut of web slinger’s vast world with the upcoming animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
The film will center on Miles Morales, a 13-year-old mixed-race New Yorker who also is bitten by a radioactive spider. Miles also takes the name of Spider-Man but has some incredible abilities that Peter Parker could only dream of including invisibility. The latest look at the animated movie from Sony Pictures shows off some of Miles’ amazing powers, much to a seasoned Peter Parker’s surprise. Take a look:
As seen in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, we’re getting more than one new Spider-Man introduction, the movie will have Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) meeting the Peter Parker we know and love (Jake Johnson) along with Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage), Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn) and Spider-Ham (John Mulaney).
While Miles’ first encounter with Peter Parker seems to flourish into a mentor relationship that has Miles donning a red and blue suit and learning how to swing beside him, it just keeps getting more and more crowded with spider heroes. The sneak peek ends with the revelation by Miles and Peter of his invisibility which acts like a fight or flight response to fear.
Miles Morales, who made his debut in Marvel Comics in 2011 has quite a few other strengths that Peter Parker doesn’t. While they share a similar come to power, the spider Miles is bitten by is created by Norman Osborne in hopes of replicating his abilities, and ends up having a different chemical makeup. Among his capabilities, Miles can create energy bursts, regenerate quickly and a “venom strike” which can paralyze almost anyone with one touch. With so many characters to introduce in Into the Spider-Verse, we don’t know to what extent we’ll be able to witness his powers, but this sneak peek hints at the movie starting to display his abilities.
Along with introducing a team of Spider-Verse superheroes, the movie will also include some of their legendary villains including Kingpin, Green Goblin and Scorpion. While Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is in the MCU on the live-action front, Sony looks to be using this animated venture as a jump off point for a stylized Spider-Verse with tons of possibilities for sequels depending on how this one does. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swings into theaters on December 14, 2018.