The Government of Alberta seems to have spoiled the title for the upcoming animated Spider-Man movie.
According to an official listing of movie trailers’ ratings over at the Canadian provincial government’s website, the film will be titled Animated Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Sony declined to comment on the possible title’s accuracy.
Based on this title we can assume the film — starring the Ultimate Universe incarnation of Spider-Man, Miles Morales — will explore the multiple realities and Spider-Men that exist in the various alternate timelines of the Marvel Universe. Or, at least, the film will explain Miles’ existence as an alternate-universe version of Peter Parker’s Spider-Man.
The trailer for the film was teased earlier this week on producer Chris Miller’s Twitter account, in which the 21 Jump Street helmer posted a two-day warning for big things to come from the hotly anticipated animated movie. We expect something to surface from the film on Saturday, December 9.
Miles Morales, voiced by Dope and The Get Down actor Shameik Moore, will face-off against an unknown villain voiced by Liev Schreiber. The animated film is likely to be a stand-alone, not tying into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (although Miles’s uncle appeared in Spider-Man Homecoming, as played by Donald Glover), the upcoming Sony Spider-verse films, or the upcoming Playstation game, which looks to include Miles as a major character.
Miles Morales was created in 2011 by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli as part of Marvel’s Ultimate line of comics. Miles assumed the identity of Spider-Man after the death of that universe’s Peter Parker. Following the end of Marvel’s Ultimate imprint in 2015, Miles was integrated into Marvel’s main universe and is currently a part of the Champions team lineup.
The film is scheduled to arrive in theaters December 14, 2018.
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