The American film producing and writing duo Christopher Miller and Phil Lord was determined to infuse "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" with a combination of art and emotion, which meant expanding the Spider people's backstories.
For the sequel to 2018's "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," they sought to immerse audiences in a web of animated adventure by creating new worlds.
Before the film's release on Friday, Miller told Reuters, "We wanted each character to have a very distinct appearance and aesthetic." "Therefore, it was a great opportunity to tell a story in which you get to visit all these places and see these worlds you've never seen before, as well as give the audience something they've never experienced."
The film follows the voyage of Miles Morales, voiced by Shameik Moore, and his love interest Gwen Stacy, voiced by Hailee Steinfeld, as they embark on a mission to save the Spider-People in every universe from disaster.
The animation styles were influenced by the Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli-created Miles Morales Marvel comic books and also integrated a watercolor style commonly seen on the covers of the Spider-Gwen comic book series.
Issa Rae voices Spider-Woman, Oscar Isaac voices Spider-Man 2099, Daniel Kaluuya voices Spider-Punk, and Brian Tyree Henry voices Jefferson Davis, Miles' father.
The subject? For individuals from all walks of life to accept themselves without apology.
With this narrative, in particular, there are numerous themes of coming into one's own, trusting oneself, and learning oneself, according to Rae.
Henry told Reuters at the Los Angeles premiere of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" on Tuesday that there is a Spider-Man for everyone because heroes come from all walks of life.
In its first three days of release, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" grossed over $35 million and received the 2019 Academy Award for best-animated feature film.
The sequel is projected to earn approximately $115.5 million in its first three days in the U.S. and Canada, according to the BoxOffice Pro website. This is despite some concerns that the days of record-breaking box office revenue are long gone. Sony Pictures anticipates a debut between $75 million and $85 million less than expected.
According to a number of film critics, this new superhero film has all the makings of a box office hit.
Early reviews compiled by Rotten Tomatoes awarded the film a score of 95% on the Tomatometer.
Variety's Owen Gleiberman wrote, "This feels like it could have been the first film designed to earn the approval of Andy Warhol and Stephen Hawking."