SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE (PART ONE) Producer Confirms Each Universe Will Have A Different Art Style
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) writer and producer Christopher Miller has revealed that each different universe in the film will have its own art style. Hit the jump for more...
We got our first look at Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) a month ago. The hectic first trailer for the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse saw Miles invited on a wild adventure through the multiverse by Gwen Stacy, A.K.A. Spider-Woman. We were treated to some glimpses of alternate realities, one of which got Miles entangled with Spider-Man 2099!
Observant viewers were able to spot that each of the different universes appeared to be visually distinct from the last, which is apparently by design. Writer and producer of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One), Christopher Miller, revealed to Collider that each of the different universes that feature in the film will have their own art styles.
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, and 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 stuff is breathtaking, and really, it’s the reason we keep doing it, because it’s so hard to get it right.
This practice was somewhat utilised for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The glimpses of Spider-Ham and Spider-Man Noir's respective universes weren't exactly of the same art style as Miles' one, for instance.
Miller went on to clear up that this deviation from the first instalment is also by design. “It is, as Phil [Lord] said, a very ambitious sequel, because we didn’t want to just sort of do the same thing again."
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse being visually innovative is a large part of what made it so great, so it's good to hear that the creatives aren't resting on their laurels.