Sony is trying to fight hard to bring fans back to the Spider-Man property after Marvel’s Cinematic Universe attempted to turn Spider-Man: Homecoming into another propaganda vehicle, and after Marvel Comics has tried putting any and everyone else in the spandex outfit to fulfill the role of the web-slinger.
The latest trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse desperately tries to win over fans by trying to separate Miles Morales from the normal Spider-Man universe, repeatedly hammering home the point that the movie takes place in an alternate universe where more than one Spider-Man exists, and where young inner-city kids actually have fathers who stick around.
Despite how fantastical they try to push the limits of suspending the viewer’s disbelief, they attempt to ease things back down a bit by having more relatable content like Peter Parker as the real Spider-Man. You can check out the trailer below.
One of the major problems is that we already know that Peter Parker dies in Miles Morales’ universe, as per the revelation in the other trailer.
So essentially Parker is going to be a mentor to Morales and then get knocked off in some silly way, likely prompting for the black Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen to get revenge for Peter. And yes, Spider-Gwen is also in the film.
Surprisingly the comment section on YouTube seems to be buying into Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, which likely has Sony execs wiping the sweat off their foreheads.
Obviously, the deeper message of the film is attempting to replace the original Spider-Man with the knockoff Spider-Men/Spider-Women.
It could spell a scary future for those who still want to embrace Peter Parker without seeing Hollywood’s diversity agenda take over everything they cherish and hold dear, similar to what happened with the Marvel Comics line.
You can look for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse to hit theaters this Christmas.