The wonderfully animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, opened on Thursday, has already made a mark on the box office and on the Spider-Man universe. Early estimates show the film heading for $40 million in domestic ticket sales on opening weekend, according to Variety. On Thursday night, the film made up a whopping 83% of Fandango’s opening tickets on mobile devices.
Spider-Verse tells the story of Afro-Latino teenager Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) who’s bitten by a radioactive spider and discovers his new spidey powers. He takes a trip from his hometown of Brooklyn through multiple dimensions. Along the way, he gets a superhero crash course from other webslingers.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is Sony’s seventh Spider-Man flick but first animated one and only featuring a Black Spider-Man. With animation like watching a comic book come to life, Spider-Verse is the perfect first film to follow the death and legacy of Spider-Man co-creator and Marvel mastermind and storyteller Stan Lee. Lee, who died last month at the age of 95, appears in what was his very last cameo. Lee’s cameos had become expected gems in his movies. In a comic-book-like animated film about how anyone can be a hero, however, this cameo is possibly the most fitting. See Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in theaters now.
Here’s a peep below of our interview with Shameik Moore (Miles Morales) and Jake Johnson (Peter Parker) about playing Spider-Men!