“Enter a universe where more than one wears the mask,” teases Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” newly-released trailer, which gives Marvel fans a first look at Miles Morales as Spidey.
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The teaser trailer shows a hooded, young Spider-Man wandering a bustling, noisy, dark city then perched on the side of a towering building. As music sets the tone with lyrics saying “I’m coming home,” he back dives, rocketing to earth. In a final shot, he whips off his mask to reveal an animated Morales.
Writers/producers Christopher Miller and Phil Lord unveiled the official title and teaser trailer for the film at Comic Con Experience CCXP17 in São Paulo, Brazil on Saturday. They also confirmed Shameik Moore as the actor to voice Miles Morales.
The film is directed by Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey and written by Phil Lord, who produces along with Miller, Avi Arad and Amy Pascal and Christina Steinberg.
“Ray Donovan” star Liev Schrieber will voice the villain in the Sony Pictures Animation’s project.
Miles Morales was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli, with Bendis and Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso drawing inspiration from President Barack Obama and actor Donald Glover.
Miles Morales was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City, the 13-year-old son of an African American father and a Puerto Rican mother. Alonso has described Miles as an intelligent nerd with an aptitude for science similar to his predecessor, Peter Parker.
The character made his debut in the fourth issue of the “Ultimate Fallout” limited series, which was released on Aug. 3, 2011. He later starred in the relaunched “Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man” series, written by Bendis and drawn by Pichelli, in 2011.
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” will hit theaters on Dec. 21, 2018.