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"Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse" Trailer: 26 Amazing Things You Missed

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (2018) Miles Morales / Spider-Man (Shameik Moore)
Find out all the little details you missed in the "Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse" trailer. A new trailer for the computer-animated Spider-Man movie was released and it's already pulling in huge numbers.

Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller who worked on "21 Jump Street" and "The LEGO movie" it follows the adventures of Miles Molares. The bi-racial superhero who may or may end up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe of movies.

1. Japanese Spider-Man

In one scene Miles Morales has a drawing of a robot. It doesn't look like much but it's a reference to the Japanese robot "Leopardon".

In 1979 Marvel sold the licensing rights to a Japanese company named Toei. They produced a live-action TV series following a spider-like superhero named "Supaidāman" that ran for two years. This Spider-Man was very different from the American one and used a giant robot named Leopardon to fight his enemies.

The robot suit shows up in the comics a few times starting with "Amazing Spider-Man" #15 (2015).

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Miles Morales is voiced by Shameik Moore.

2. Batman

Looking at Miles's room there's a small drawing of a black figure with yellow eyes and a distinctive silhouette. 

This is Batman, which means that DC must be a popular comic company in Miles' universe.

3. Superman

On a poster in Miles room is a figure in a distinctive costume. Red boots and blue pant legs. There's only one figure with a costume like that and that's Superman. Obviously, Miles is a big fan.

4. Jefferson Davis

Miles' father Jefferson Davis is a police officer. He has a lot of love for his son, but in the comics, the two have a strained relationship. Even though Jefferson is the biological father of Miles, his son takes his mother's last name, which is Morales.

Jefferson Davis is voiced by Brian Tyree Henry.


In Miles's world, the New York police department is named NYPD which stands for the New York Police Department. In Miles' world, it's the PDNY which we assume means the Police Department of New York.

6. One Love

Miles school binder has "One Love" written on the front. "One Love/People Get Ready" is the name of a popular reggae song by Bob Marley in 1977. There's a species of Austrailian marine spider discovered in 2009 named after Bob Marley called "Desis Bobmarleyi". The book is a nod to this notable real-life spider.

7. Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man

A news report shows Peter Parker is Spider-Man in this world. He's saving dozens of people from an Earthquake in New York. Miles' father grumbles that Spider-Man comes in "once a day" and answers to no one with no accountability.

8. Another Universe

Miles notes that in our universe there's only one Spider-Man, but says there is "another universe". In the 1990s Marvel comics launched the "Ultimate" line of comics which existed outside of the current Marvel comics universe. It allowed the company to reimagine many of the popular characters and history without affecting the Marvel Universe. It's that other universe in the "Ultimate" line that led to Miles Morales.

9. Koca-Soda

In one scene we see a bus and billboard with an ad for a drink called "Koca-Soda". This is a nod to "Coca-Cola" the most popular soda in the world. This is the first of many signs that Miles lives in an alternate universe.

10. Yugo

A billboard has an ad for a Yugo. Zastava Koral marketed a small hatchback car named the "Yugo" in the 1980s and 90s in the US. But after a series of production problems and disastrous reviews, the car declined in sales. Apparently, the car is popular in Miles' America.

11. Daily Bugle

In one shot you can see the building of the "Daily Bugle". That's the name of the newspaper company Peter Parker works at. In the Ultimate universe, the paper is led by J. J. Jameson and Peter Parker is the web designer. We don't know if the Daily Bugle of Miles' world is the same.

12. Green Goblin 

In several parts of the trailer, we see a monstrous green creature. This is the Ultimate version of the long-time Spider-Man villain Green Goblin. In the Ultimate comics, Norman Osborn is experimenting with a Super-Soldier serum that turns him into the big green beast. Besides the emerald skin tone, he also gets pyrokinetic powers and can make fire.

13. Peter Meets Miles

In the comics, Peter Parker/Spider-Man dies and Miles Morales makes his first appearance in Ultimate Fallout #4. In a big departure from the comics, the two never meet until much later. This movie changes the timeline.

Plus, Peter looks much older than Miles with his scruffy appearance and grey hair.

14. Spider-Sense

Both Miles and Peter have what they call the "Spider-Sense" that lets them sense danger. The wavey lines are also a cool nod to legendary artist Steve Ditko, the co-creator of Spider-Man.

15. Thought Windows

The animation style closely follows various comic book tropes like the narration windows that pop around Miles' head saying things like "It was a normal spider" and "It's just puberty".

16. Taxi

Miles wanders into the street and almost gets hit by a taxi cab. This is a nod to Peter Parker's original origin which has him discover his powers after almost getting hit by a car.
"Amazing Fantasy" #15 -Steve Ditko
As a sidenote taxis in New York are yellow, but Miles' world has green cabs.

17. The Spider

One shot Mile's examining a dead spider. In the comics, Miles' Uncle Aaron is a thief who steals a modified spider from Norman Osborn's company. Miles accidentally finds it and gets bitten. That gives him his spider powers.

This is similar to how Peter Parker gets his powers from a radioactive spider bite.

18. Electro-Proof

As Miles looks at a set of Spider-Man costumes one looks very traditional. But the one on the left is a reference to the "Electro-Proof" suit Spider-Man makes to fight the supervillain Electro in the 1990s.

19. Secret War Suit

On the right is a suit similar to the one Spider-man wore during the "Secret War" series. It's a S.H.I.E.L.D. designed stealth suit that he wears on a covert mission to overthrow Latveria.

20. Miles Homemade Suit

Before Miles gets a real suit he makes his own. Notice the handmade spider design on the front. It's black similar to the one created for the Ultimate comics.

21. Prowler

Spider-Man fights a guy in a mask and purple suit. Mile's old Uncle Aaron stole a suit and became the supervillain the Prowler.

Aaron Davis is voiced by Oscar winner Mahershala Ali who plays Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes on Netflix' "Luke Cage".

22. The Kingpin

There are shots of an explosion and several people including a very large silhouette of a man. One of Spider-Man's best-known villains is the crime boss Wilson Fisk aka the Kingpin.

He's a big guy but this movie has him stylized as a massive dude. He's at least nine feet tall and over 300 pounds. He's going to be voiced by Liev Schreiber who played Sabretooth in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine".

23. Invisibility

Miles' father corners him in an alley and he pulls his hood over his head and turns invisible. In the Ultimate comics, Miles has very similar powers as Spider-Man like wall-crawling, strength and speed. But he also has a few new tricks.

One of these is the ability to change the appearance of himself and his clothing to match the surroundings. Essentially he can turn invisible.

24. RedEx

A truck in the city has a logo that reads "RedEx". This is a reference to the familiar shipping company.

25. Spider-Gwen

Peter and Miles run into a woman who named Gwen Stacy. For hardcore fans of the comics, this is a familiar superhero. But for casual fans of the comics, it's confusing.

In the early Spider-Man comics Gwen Stacy is Peter's girlfriend and is killed during a fight with the Green Goblin. Today there's an ongoing series called "Spider-Gwen" that follows an alternate universe version of Gwen Stacy.

In the 2014 Spider-Man storyline "Spider-Verse" it's revealed that there's a universe where Gwen Stacy was bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter. This Gwen gets spider powers and becomes that world's Spider...Person.

Stacy is voiced by Hailee Steinfeld, who also stars in the Transformers spin-off "Bumblebee".

26. Halloween Costume

Miles is wearing a Spider-Man costume and mask. This is a reference to the Halloween costume Miles Morales briefly wears in the Ultimate comics.

The movie looks amazing and I can't wait until December!

About Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (2018)

Official synopsis: "Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask."
Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
"Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse" stars Shameik Moore, Liev Schreiber, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry
"Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse" is scheduled for release December 14, 2018 (United States)

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