Spider-man: Crossing the Multiverse is already in theaters, and here we tell you some curious facts about the highly anticipated sequel to A New Universe
It’s already in theaters Spider-Man: Crossing the Multiverse, the exciting second installment of the trilogy of the Spider-Man universe centered on Miles Morales. After meeting Gwen Stacy, Miles, friendly Brooklyn neighbor Spider-Man is catapulted across the multiverse. There he meets the Spider Society, a team of Spider-People tasked with protecting the very existence of the multiverse. But when the heroes clash with each other over how to deal with a new threat, Miles faces off against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero in order to save the people he loves most. Anyone can put on a mask, but it’s the way you wear it that makes you a hero.
Once again, the team behind Spider-Man: Crossing the Multiverse has continued to elaborate on the visual style based on the comic book aesthetic developed for the first film, so we can see how the dimensions our heroes visit and the new characters they cross paths with each have their own aesthetic. (You can read our spoiler-free review here.)
Below we reveal some curiosities of this impressive production. You won’t believe which movies served as inspiration
1. The work of futuristic designer Syd Mead, responsible for the designs for Star Trek: The Movie, Blade Runner, and TRON, served as the inspiration for Miguel O’Hara’s look of New York City on Earth-928.
2. Director Justin K. Thompson first worked with producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on their directorial debut, A Chance of Meatballs, an animated feature from Sony Pictures.
3. The worlds of the privileged and the underprivileged on Earth-928 are visually and physically separated. The population on the surface lives in an idealized world of blue tones and clean lines, while the underground world is darker and has a brutalist aesthetic.
4. The visual artists behind Mumbattan decided to hollow out New York’s East River to create a gigantic chasm where the city unfolds in levels, creating a visually stunning backdrop for the Spider-People to move across.
5. Filmmakers have paid tribute to some of the films that have served as visual inspiration throughout history. Movie fans will recognize subtle references to classic titles like Blade Runner, TRON, Akira, and Heat.
6. You’re never too young to meet Spider-Man’s villains! Adorable plush versions of Doctor Octopus and the Green Goblin can be seen in Mayday’s crib.
7. The Vulture’s look was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s clever illustrations of winged flying machines from the late 15th century.
8. Ben Reilly’s (aka Scarlet Spider-Man) look was based on the ’90s comics. “His muscles have muscles. If you dissected him, you would discover that he is not a human being, since he does not have ordinary human anatomy,” Phil Lord has said. “He is double and triple jointed and reminds one of someone who spends too much time in the gym.”
10. The Jamaican winery owner who appears in the first part of the film is played by none other than reggae star Ziggy Marley.
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