As fans eagerly await the next instalment of the Spider-Man saga, Sony aims to tide them over with a fresh Miles Morales-focused short film called The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story. The narrative dives deep into a battle that Miles faces, one that resonates universally: anxiety. The high schooler grapples with the immense weight of juggling life as a student, friend, and superhero, eventually experiencing a full-blown panic attack. This emotional odyssey serves as a poignant reminder that asking for help is its own form of courage.
This animated vignette will also kick off Sony’s groundbreaking initiative, LENS (Leading and Empowering New Storytellers), designed to pair emerging filmmakers from diverse backgrounds with existing properties to weave new narratives and spotlight untapped talent.
The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Tale is included in the 2023 Animation Is Film lineup.
The Spider Within A Spider-Verse Story is set to debut at the sixth annual Animation Is Film Festival, where it will be accompanied by a panel featuring key players behind the project. Among other films to grace the festival’s roster are Hayao Miyazaki’s newest creation The Boy and the Heron, the much-anticipated sequel Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, and Walt Disney’s “Once Upon a Studio.
Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has made waves at the box office, raking in nearly $700 million globally and securing its spot as one of the year’s top-grossing films. However, the release of its follow-up is now shrouded in uncertainty due to rumoured extensive delays from the animation team. The ongoing saga will continue to chronicle the adventures of Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy, and Peter Parker as they defy fate in a multidimensional journey. Source