Arguably the biggest trailer release during my hiatus was the surprising unveiling of the first trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, the long-awaited animated film featuring the feature-debut of Miles Morales as Spider-Man.
The film looks visually stunning with an artistic style none were expecting from a large-scale film such as this. It’s absolutely worth checking out, and already one of my most anticipated films of 2018.
Brian Michael Bendis has been a powerhouse writer for Marvel Comics for many years, creating some of their most memorable new age characters, such as Jessica Jones, and Miles Morales. He has written many of their biggest events over the last decade, as well as creating the Ultimate Universe. Now, he’s made the ultimate power-move: he’s switched sides.
Bendis has signed a multi-year exclusivity deal with DC Comics. Giving him the opportunity to work with some of the most iconic characters in comic book history. It should be interesting to see who he latches on to first.
During tonight’s Marvel Animation panel at the D23 Expo, the focus of the show was on Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man animated series, which premieres on Saturday, August 19th, at 7:00am EST on Disney XD with a special one-hour premiere. The show will follow Peter in his first years as Spider-Man and his attempts at juggling his personal life, and life as Spider-Man.
The voice cast was also introduced, as well! With Robbie Draymond as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Nancy Linari as Aunt May, Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales, Laura Bailey as Gwen Stacy, Max Mittelman as Harry Osborn, Patton Oswalt as Uncle Ben, Melanie Minichino as Anya Corazon/Spider-Girl, and Joe Quesada as Joe.