This afternoon / evening (depending on your time zone), the creators and directors behind Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse held a “Quarantine Watch Party” live on Twitter. Followers were instructed to start the movie at a specific time and follow a specific hashtag for insightful comments. Why did we wait until after the event was over to tell you about this? So we could bring you all the interesting facts that were revealed by the staff during the watch. Like these….
“One rule was no dialogue boxes or anything too comic book-y until after Miles is bitten.” –Christopher Miller
“The teacher [at the beginning] is based on my cousin, who is very funny and inspiring science teacher.” –Phil Lord
“We really wanted to get the sense of a whole city mourning Spiderman to raise the stakes for Miles…could he rise up?” –Peter Ramsey, director
“References to the number 42 throughout #SpiderVerse are in honor of Jackie Robinson, the first African American Major League Baseball player, whose jersey number was 42.” –the nameless person who runs the Spider-Verse Twitter account
“Kingpin was inspired by the Bill Sienkiewicz version in the comics. His personal flashback later in the film was a special homage to his incredible style.” –Christopher Miller
“Doc Ock’s villain costume was the most complex outfit that we created. Her tentacles have fx wire geometry published on a per shot basis, and her suit has subsurface scattering, chrome and other metals and translucent materials.” –Michael Lasker, VFX Supervisor
“The collider room was made out of hundreds of those geometric hexagons like the one that just hit the goblin in the head. The modeling team rocked it!” –Michael Lasker
“This scene with Jefferson at the door. So many people, every kind of person has reached out to me about it. I wrote it imagining what I’d say to my own son at a moment of pain and distance. This scene and how people shared it changed my life.” –Rodney Rothman, co-writer
You can read all the tweets, all equally insightful, by heading to the official Spider-Verse Twitter account.