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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a worthy winner of Best Animated Film at the 2019 Oscars and a strong argument for this film deserving to receive a Best Picture nomination could absolutely be made.
The success of this animated superhero movie has left a lot of film fans craving for more films in this franchise. In an interview with Collider, the directors of Spider-Verse were given the chance to speak about the future of this franchise.
Here is what they had to say about the future of the Spider-Verse franchise and balancing familiarity and innovation:
RODNEY ROTHMAN: Yeah, it’s a tightrope […] I would say that the goal is to do … to deepen both sides of that equation, you know? To deepen the emotional storytelling, and you know, the story about Miles and his family, just deepen all that, and deepen the sense of experimentation and pushing boundaries visually, and I’m sure there’ll be tethers to what we just did, but I think the hope is that we feel super encouraged by how people responded to the risks that we took, we didn’t know if they were gonna work or not, so I think everyone feels emboldened.
BOB PERSICHETTI: Yeah, I think it becomes about, you know, continue the philosophy of the way the movie got made, as opposed to continue making movies that look the same. Because the way the movie – every choice we made, in pushing the boundaries on the animation style and the visual stylization, even the narrative stylization, all of that stuff was a choice that felt like it was born out of the needs for the story and the movie narratively, and obviously it all compounded to make something feel really cohesive and resonant. If you can take that philosophy forward, that’s the win.
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