In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, it is said, SP//dr is controlled by a Japanese girl from the anime-universe. The name is Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn).
It is said that Peni Parker’s uncle and aunt are a pair of researchers who developed SP//dr. Bokap Peni himself died while using it. Only Peni has the right genetic code to replace her father. Namely, by being bitten by a radioactive spider. To be tied to the SP//dr system.
After the four Spider-Mans, the last one, which is at the same time the most interesting, is Spider-Ham (John Mulaney). The name is Peter Porker. The one from the cartoon-universe. In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, initially, Spider-Ham is a spider that was exposed to radiation from the experiments of a pig scientist named May Porker. Which, in the end, turned Peter into half pig and half spider.
In addition to the five new Spider-Mans, there are also familiar characters that appear in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Namely: Mary Jane “MJ” Watson (Zoe Kravitz). In the original Marvel comic version, it is said, MJ is Peter Parker’s second girlfriend. To be precise, after Gwen Stacy died. In the film version of Spider-Man (2002), which previously starred Toby Maguire, MJ is played by Kirsten Dunst.
Btw, plans to make an animated Spider-Man movie, actually, have been around since 2014. The ones who had the idea were the director duo The Lego Movie (2014): Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. However, the project was only officially announced in April 2015. And the production process itself only started in April 2017.
Originally, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was dedicated to Spider-Man: Steve Ditko co-creator. Yang died on July 6, 2018. However, a few months later, another Spidey co-creator, Stan Lee, followed Ditko. The names of the two Marvel comic legends, finally, are shown in the credits of the title.
Stan Lee himself had recorded voice for a cameo in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. As usual in other Marvel superhero films. The film, which became the debut for director Bob Persichetti, was recorded as Stan Lee’s last acting before his death.
Meanwhile, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller wanted this Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film to have a unique style. Namely, by combining computer animation with traditional comic drawing techniques. Who uses hands. Inspired by co-creator Miles Morales: Sara Pichelli.
As a result, to complete the project Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, it takes more than 140 animators. Which, in the end, broke the record: As the largest crew that Sony Pictures Animation has ever involved in the production of a film.
In addition, Sony Pictures also collaborated with Post Malone, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Vince Staples, and Swae Lee to fill the soundtrack for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The songs in this 117-minute film, one of which is titled Sunflower, are guaranteed to spoil the ears of hip-hop and rap fans.
And, as a result, Sony Pictures’ efforts in bringing up Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, it seems, have paid off. After airing globally since last Friday (14/12), the film, which spent a budget of USD 90 million, received a very positive response from critics.