Masterpiece: it’s not a word that’s often thrown around. Merriam-Webster defines a masterpiece as:
“A work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship.”
However, on December 14th, the world will know what a masterpiece is when Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse finally comes to theaters.
Inspired by 2011’s Ultimate Fallout #4 by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli, Spider-Verse finds Morales as a high-schooler who must juggle his status as a Spider-Man while being introduced to the “Spider-Verse” where there can be more than just one Spider-Man.
Starring Shameik Moore as Miles Morales and Brian Tyree Henry as Jefferson Davis (Morales’ father); as well as a star-studded cast, Spider-Verse is diverse and inspiring with a delightfully entertaining script.
Helping to bring Spider-Verse to the big screen is director Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians), who along with up to 140 animators (the largest crew ever used by Sony Pictures Animation for a film) created the most realistic looking comic-book movie ever.
The Koalition spoke with Ramsey about what it was like to bring Morales to life, the important Stan Lee cameo, what sets this movie apart from other Spider-Man iterations, the awe-inspiring visual effects and more.
Check out the interview below.