‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’: Cut Jokes, Early Animatics, Scene Breakdown & More

/Film | 2/2/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is still in theaters, so if you haven’t seen what many have called the best Spider-Man movie ever, there’s still time. Since there’s plenty of love for the new Spider-Man to go around, including a Golden Globe win and an Oscar nomination, some interesting tidbits from behind the scenes have emerged all over the web (pun intended).

Below we’ve put together some Spider-Verse nuggets, including details on a couple hilarious jokes that got cut from the movie, a look at some early animatics before the film found its signature visual style, and a breakdown of one of the key sequences. There’s also word from producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller on how their firing from Solo: A Star Wars Story benefited the animated movie.

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Phil Lord and Chris Miller were famously fired from directing Solo: A Star Wars Story and replaced by director Ron Howard. While that was disappointing for Star Wars fans and those who love Lord & Miller’s work on the likes of 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie, it actually ended up benefiting their work elsewhere.

While attending a junket for The LEGO Movie 2, which Lord & Miller also produced, the duo explained how Solo: A Star Wars Story originally kept them from being more involved with the Spider-Man and LEGO projects. Lord told io9:

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“Obviously we were able to spend a lot of time on these movies and it’s, I think, our good luck that we got to spend so much time making movies we care about”

Miller added, “We were really passionate about both of these films and it was a real opportunity for us to be able to really dig in on both of them and be really involved in every aspect of the production.”

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So being fired from Solo: A Star Wars Story...
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