A Room­ful of He­roes:

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From left, Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn), Spi­der-gwen (Hailee Ste­in­feld), Spi­der-ham (John Mu­laney), Miles Mo­rales (Shameik Moore), Peter Parker (Jake John­son) and Spi­der-man Noir (Ni­co­las Cage) are the dif­fer­ent ver­sions of the fa­mous hero fea­tured in the movie. Pic­tures Image­works, we have an amaz­ing rob ro­bust pipe­line, and I think we have for­ever al­tered our pipe­line thanks to t this pro­ject.” Head of story st Paul Watling ( Ho Ho­tel Tran­syl­va­nia 2, Smurfs: The Lost Vil- lage) says an­i­ma­tion al­lowed the film to ha have many ad­van­tages o over the live-ac­tion ver­sio ver­sions of the fran­chise.

“We would re­ally pu push the visu­als in ways t that live ac­tion just can’t,” ca Watling points o out. “There’s a se­quence in the movie where Miles Mi and Peter are in­volv in­volved in this above-grou above-ground train chase, where one char­ac­ter is at­tached to the other. It was a story artist’s dream be­cause we were given an empty sand­box and al­lowed to build the coolest sand cas­tle cas­tle. The film­mak film­mak­ers weren’t pulling any punches. They kept en­cour­ag­ing us to go fur­ther, and we pushed our­selves as much as pos­si­ble. We threw ev­ery­thing we could pos­si­bly could at them, in terms of cam­era an­gles, mov­ing frames, comedic el­e­ments, po­lice cars hot on their trail to add this sense of ur­gency — as well as slap­stick el­e­ments added on. I don’t think we’ve ever seen Spi­der-man like this be­fore.”

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Image­works vet­eran Danny Dimian, who is the Spi­der-verse’s vfx su­per­vi­sor, sees

The film’s creative jour­ney as a nat­u­ral evo­lu­tion of what the stu­dio has been able to achieve over the past two decades. “This re­turn to Spi­der-man re­minds me of our work on The Hol­low Man (2000),” says Dimian. “Back then, ◆

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