Wait…is Peter Parker THAT Peter Parker?
As we limp closer to a certain Turd in the Wind releasing this weekend, we are reminded of the Spider-Man movie we all need right now. And it continues to truly look amazing.
A new trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has dropped. Check it out below.
In this official second trailer, we get a better understanding of the film’s plot and cast.
When Wilson Fisk uses a device called the Super Collider, a number of dimensions are mashed together and Miles Morales, a new teenage Spider-Man, meets Peter Parker, a veteran and best known Spider-Man.
The two Spider-Men hit it off and Parker begins training Morales to become a better Spider-Man, but soon enough they meet even MORE Spider-People (?). This includes Spider-Gwen (voiced by Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Man Noir (voiced by our Lord and Savior Nic Cage), and Peni Parker, a teenage Japanese girl who controls a mech called SP//dr (voiced by Kimiko Glenn).
AND Peter Porker, aka Spider-Ham, a talking anthropomorphic pig voiced perfectly by John Mulaney.
To stop Fisk and prevent his reality from tearing apart, Morales must team up with his new Spider-Companions and help them return home.
There’s a lot to love about this trailer, but the most striking aspect right away is the movie’s take on Peter Parker. It’s established right away that everyone already knows who Peter Parker is and how he became Spider-Man. This is explained in quick scenes showing animated recreations of iconic moments from the first two Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies (the smooch in the rain from the first film, the train sequence from the second).
While this doesn’t necessarily confirm the Into the Spider-Verse Peter Parker is THAT Peter Parker (he’s voiced by Jake Johnson after all, not our boi Tobey M.), it does ingeniously communicate that we are indeed overly familiar with Peter Parker and that it’s time we learn about the different iterations of Spider-Man.
From the art direction, the voice cast, and overall scope, this film really is looking more and more like a beautiful love letter to everyone’s favorite webslinger, and the one we really need right now. (Not this one.)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hits theaters on December 14.