Although fans will have to wait until next July for the next dose of live-action Spider-Man, his animated counterpart hits theaters much sooner–this December. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is a feature-length animated movie in which Spidey encounters many different versions of himself and has to save reality against the evil Kingpin.
While the previous trailer showed us three Spideys–Peter Parker, Miles Morales, and Gwen Stacey–the latest reveals that there are no fewer than six within the Multiverse of the title. There’s also the 1940s hero Spider-Man Noir, Peni Parker (aka SP//dr), and, er Spider-Ham. It’s fast-moving, funny, spectacularly animated, and looks like a must-see this Christmas. Check it out above.
Into The Spider-Verse is produced by The Lego Movie‘s Phil Lord and Chris Miller, with a screenplay by Lord. The voice cast includes Shameik Moore (The Get Down) as Miles, Jake Johnson (Jurassic World) as Peter, Hailee Steinfeld (Bumblebee) as Gwen, plus Nicolas Cage (Mandy), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), and Mahershala Ali (Luke Cage).
In a recent interview, Miller spoke about the movie’s distinctive visuals. “This is a new, unique experience, and we are pushing the medium,” he said, via Indiewire. “We’re getting away with so much with this movie. It’s a pretty wild style.” Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse hits theaters on December 14.
In related news, the first images of the villain in next year’s live-action Marvel sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home were revealed this week. Jake Gyllenhall will play Mysterio, and new pictures show him on set in the Czech Republic.