John Mulaney’s hilarious Peter Porker is one of six Spideys sharing screen time in latest preview of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller animated feature being released by Sony December 14.
Sony has just dropped a new trailer for the highly anticipated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s animated feature film coming to theatres December 14. While showcasing six Spideys from different universes, the trailer’s most inspiring, amusing and surreal moments feature the introduction of Peter Porker / Spider-Ham, voiced by comedian John Mulaney.
Set in an alternate universe from Sony’s other Spider-Man properties, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse follows Miles Morales, a Marvel Comics character created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli who first appeared in comic form in 2011. Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) gains superpowers after being bitten by a radioactive spider, and must learn how to fit into a world already containing multiple Spider-People, including Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) and a “jaded” Peter Parker (Jake Johnson).
According to Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who began developing the film in 2014, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse combines the in-house CG animation of Sony Pictures Animation with traditional hand-drawn comic book techniques inspired by Pichelli’s work - this unique pairing gives the film a tremendously fresh and exciting look considerably different from anything we’ve seen from Sony or Marvel before.
Back in July, Sony revealed new concept art, which followed the first official trailer release in June that gave audiences their first look at the massive Green Goblin, which is reimagined in this offshoot universe as a house-sized creature with dragon-like wings.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
The film is directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman from a screenplay by Lord. In addition to Moore and Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, and Lily Tomlin round out the voice cast.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swings into theaters later this year on December 14.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.