In the last 20 years, we’ve seen a parade of young white actors playing Spider-Man to varying degrees of success. This was the first movie released by Sony — who owns the movie rights to Spider-Man — that featured a person of color taking on the mantle of this superhero.
In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, we meet Miles Morales, a young teenager who is bitten by a spider and becomes Spider-Man. At least, he is in his own reality.
In an effort to fix past mistakes, the Kingpin is opening rifts in the multiverse. These rifts allow other Spider-People to enter Miles’ universe. This includes the likes of Peter B. Parker, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Ham, Peni Parker, and Spider-Man Noir.
Named the Best Animated Film by many awards shows, Into the Spider-Verse is a great example of how creative and compelling superhero movies can be.