The lead character animator for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Ere Santos has some behind-the-scenes revelations about what the film could have been.
In an interview with The Direct, Santos spoke about working on the original pitches Across the Spider-Verse. At the time, the film was expected to run for two and a half hours, compared to the almost two-hour film it is now reporting.
“[We were asking] “Wait, so this is what two and a half hour movie?” That’s a really big story they tell. And with all the storylines they wanted to throw in, we just thought this was going to be an intense, fast, fast-paced, and energetic film.”
Across the Spider-Verse will be divided into two films. Given how many multiverse spider-men appear in this film, it only makes sense that it couldn’t all be crammed into just one film. Santos said that one endgame-level finals was a real possibility at one point, but the end result won’t disappoint either.
“But it would have been good. It would have been as they had planned endgame-like stuff. Like it’s huge. And what they are planning is still huge.”
Across the Spider-Verse has endured many delays over the course of its production before it was announced that it would be split into two films. Santos and the spider verse Team chose to spread things out between the two films to give everything the time it needs. As it sounds, the released version probably won’t be overly climactic, but that leaves room for a personal story to be told, and that’s what Into the Spiderverse did so well.
“It was a really ambitious film, and at the beginning it was insanely ambitious compared to what it is now. It’s still super ambitious, but it was essentially like trying to cram two films into one. But now things can breathe a little more.”
Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) will face even greater dangers when he reunites with Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) and they embark on an adventure across the multiverse. They achieve a bond of spider people, but conflicts arise between them when they disagree on how to deal with a new threat. It’s up to Miles to figure out how to save everyone.
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