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Every Animated Spider-Man Movie, Ranked

With Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) coming out next year, it is the superior time to look back at and rank the one animated, standalone Spider-Man film that has been released within the last three years. Spider-Man, also known as Miles Morales, is a fan-favorite Marvel character and his title has been shared by at least five different spider-people on the silver screen. 4. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part Two)

The long-awaited sequel to the long-awaited sequel, Part Two is currently but a twinkle in Marvel’s vast sea of endless, all-seeing eyes. Across the Spider-Verse revealed its bifurcated nature in its initial trailer and this can only mean one thing: the story will be so spectacular, amazing, sensational, and no way home that it cannot be contained within the span of about two hours. This part is expected to be the final Across the Spider-Verse as those behind it hold some discernible degree of dignity, differentiating them from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Expect every iteration of any spider-person under the sun to make an appearance in Miles’ tour throughout the titular Spider-Verse. Personally, I’m rooting for the unnamed Spider-Gang member displayed in the top left corner that resembles Travis Touchdown to play a starring role in the film. Travis Touchdown is the protagonist of the cult classic Wii game No More Heroes directed by SUDA51 and you can purchase the third installment exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. (Don’t worry about the second game, but you might want to play the spin-off game Travis Strikes Again to understand what’s happening in the threequel.) 3. Untitled Female-Focused Spin-Off

Not much is known about this untitled female-focused spin-off, but women are pretty cool, so a film about spider-women? Fantastic. Shoutout to women for real, they’ve got to be one of my favorite genders. Seriously, though, please respect women. 2. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)

The long awaited sequel to the modern animated masterpiece, Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) looks incredible from what has been shown so far. Featuring Spider-Man 2099 as the most prominent wallcrawler, a now matured Miles Morales will delve into another multiverse-spanning misadventure, this time with him being the spider out of water. You ever drink spider water at three in the morning when grabbing your glass by your nightstand? Shit’s delicious. Just like seeing emissary of Hell Takuya Yamashiro, AKA Japanese Spider-Man, and Jessica Drew, otherwise known as Spider-Woman, being confirmed for the movie. Women rock. 1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse is pure, unbridled kino. Details like Miles rendering at half the frames per second of Peter B. Parker in order to communicate how he’s less experienced or Peni Parker’s lines not lining up with her lines to mimic anime dubbing merely scrape the surface of what makes this film such a stellar flick. Introducing Miles Morales to the big screen, Spider-Verse broke the cyclical production line of Spider-Man reboots and retellings through a gripping coming of age narrative portrayed with a stellar comic-inspired visual style. Spider-Verse even alludes to the creators’ prior work, Clone High. Remember Clone High? I remember Clone High. Technically, the reference refers to the hypothetical sequel show that was never released, Clone College, but the recently announced Clone High reboot suggests that, much like the amusing genetic copies of various famous historical figures the show follows, some continuation of Clone High will live on through rebirth.

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