Spider-Man versus a famous member of his rogues’ gallery. We’ve seen it all before, right? Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, though, is daring to be different. In a pair of exclusive images from our sister publication Total Film magazine (opens in new tab), Peter Parker is fighting a behemoth version of a famous Spidey villain, plus he manages to team up with a couple of alternate universe versions of himself for good measure. A good thing, too – he’ll probably need all the help he can get.
The fight in question has a mutated Green Goblin (complete with trademark purple hat… which has also grown to a mammoth size? Heh.) snarling at the webhead as he dodges and weaves past a series of explosions. It looks like it’s ripped straight out of a comic book. That’s intentional, as co-director Peter Ramsey explains to TF (opens in new tab): “We utilised comic book printing techniques… all those things that we could have fun with and bring a level of self-awareness to our story.”
But, the kicker when it comes to Into the Spider-Verse is not bigger, badder versions of villains from Spider-Man’s past, but the fact we’ll be dealing with multiple Spider-Men, Spider-Women, and even a Spider-Ham. Spider-Gwen, Miles Morales, and a version of Peter Parker will have to team up to put a stop to the timey-wimey multiverse madness that is plaguing every version of Spider-Man you can conceivably think of.
It all adds up to “more [Easter eggs] than necessary. Almost more than we can afford,” reveals executive producer (and The Lego Movie (opens in new tab) co-director alongside Chris Miller) Phil Lord and a heavy helping of alternate Spideys all coming together for the greater good. In this image, though, they look a bit baffled by what they’ve just seen…
Maybe it’s Green Gobin’s hat. Yep, it’s definitely the hat.
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