You have some projects coming up, but fans are really excited about the sequel to “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.” I was wondering if there were any updates you could share on that, plot elements you could tease, any little info?
Lord: We are working hard and then we have a great team on both of those areas. It’s a movie broken into two parts, and it’s all happening. Interesting. It’s so scrary. We are promoting ourselves. We are pushing poverty [main character] Mile [Morales] in challenging directions. It’s fun and hard because you have to be on top of yourself and have to think about things you’ve never tried before. If we just run it again, I don’t think it will deliver what people are expecting.
Miller: It’s correct. We always felt we had to do the most ambitious, most difficult version of whatever we were working on. This “Spiderverse” is even more ambitious than the first and we’re going to all the different worlds that each have their own style of art, and that’s a big challenge. It’s not like “The Afterparty” where each episode is a separate series [and] you have to have your own lighting, camera, costumes and music, and everything about it is different. In one episode, you’re doing a musical, [and] in [another] episode, you are making an action movie. [“Spider-Verse” is the] like something you’re like, “Do the hardest, most difficult, most ambitious thing you’ve never done before.” [Laughs] It’s what we end up with with everything we do, somehow.
The first three episodes of “The Afterparty” are currently streaming on Apple TV+, with new episodes coming on Fridays.
https://www.looper.com/749847/chris-miller-and-phil-lord-on-the-afterparty-and-the-more-ambitious-spider-verse-sequels-exclusive-interview/ Chris Miller and Phil Lord on Afterparty and more ambitious Spider-Verse sequels