Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Writers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller seem to have found the perfect name for Indian Spider-Man’s home.
In an interview with Empire, Lord, and Miller discussed the many unique art styles that will be used in the film. Miller referred to the two shown in the first look trailer, the first known as Earth-50101 which they call “Mumbattan”, apparently a mix between Mumbai and Manhattan. Miller said, “That’s based on an Indian comics look, and New York from the world of Spider-Man 2099, which is based on Syd Mead-esque illustrations of what the future could look like.”
The Worlds of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Miller also teased the concept of Spider-Gwen’s world, known as Earth-65, which will have a “watercolor wash style”, reminiscent of her comics. Lord elaborated on the multiple art styles, stating, “The first film had one style of animation that dominates the film. This film has six.” According to Lord, the team used the tools they had, along with the things they learned while making The Mitchells against the machines fully realize the ambition of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
Lord said the idea is “to surprise you every time you enter a new environment, and also to make sure that the style of the film reflects the story and that the imagery is driven by feeling, as opposed to a highbrow art project.” .” This isn’t to say it won’t be a high-concept film, as Lord teased. The film’s scope seems to match its multiple artistic styles, as it also boasts a cast of 240 characters. It’s unknown how many of those characters are variants of Spider-Man, is not yet known.
At the present time, it is also unknown if Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will include the animation Spiderman from 1967, who appeared briefly in the post-credits scene of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and saw Miguel O’Hara, aka Spider-Man 2099, travel back to that period for a hilarious take on the Spider-Man pointing meme.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was released on December 14, 2018, and was a monumental success, earning $375.5 million, against a production budget of $90 million. It was incredibly well received, with critics praising its emotional story, unique Spider-Men cast, and unique art style.