Each ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ Dimension Will Have Unique Art Style
2022 is a big deal for franchise films, and the Marvel Universe is no different. One of the most anticipated films of the coming year is also one of Sony Pictures Animation’s most anticipated sequels to the instant classic, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Although details about the upcoming project are sparse, the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) writers promise each dimension will have its own art style
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse stands out as one of the most ambitious comic book adaptations in recent memory. Not only did the narrative require immense and careful planning so that the audience felt in safe hands, but its own artistic ambition set it apart.
The film was the origin story of Miles Morales and explored a vast Spider-Verse filled to the brim with different iterations of the beloved web-slinging hero, and the animated film’s structure was built to withstand the massive amount of story the film was prepared to deliver.
The immensely creative duo that is the driving force behind the sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One), Phil Lord and Chris Miller, were also producers on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse with Lord also co-writing the original.
With the long-awaited sequel headed to cinemas in Fall 2022, the duo has been outspoken in their desire for it to feel similar to the original, yet entirely new, and to approach it with the same kind of ambition that defined its predecessor.
This has led the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) writers to promise that each dimension will have its own art style in a recent discussion with Collider.
Miller told the Collider interviewer, “It is, as Phil Said, a very ambitious sequel, because we didn’t want to just sort of doing the same thing again. And so the idea that we’d be going to different dimensions really opened up an opportunity artistically to have each world have its own art style.”
Continuing on, he said, “To be able to push the folks at ImageWorks to develop a way to have each dimension feel like it was drawn by a different artist’s hand. Seeing the development of that is breathtaking, and really, this the reason we keep doing it.”
With a distinctive animated style coming for every dimension in the film, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) should be a fantastic exploration further into the Spider-Verse as we know it, while also being a fantastic visual story that will deliver the unexpected to every fan.