Spider-Man: Miles Morales Documentary Celebrates a Powerful Superhero Legacy

Miles Morales has made quite an impact in the first decade of his existence, growing from heir to the Spider-Man mantle in Marvel's Ultimate Universe to star of both an animated feature film and a video game. That evolution is the subject of a new mini-documentary from Sony, a three-part YouTube series dubbed Creator to Creator.

IGN can exclusively debut the first episode of Creator to Creator. Check out the video player above or the embed below to see the minds behind the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the video game Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales and the comic series Miles Morales: Spider-Man talk shop:

The video features quite an impressive creative lineup. Representing Into the Spider-Verse are writer/producer Phil Lord, producer Christopher Miller, and director Peter Ramsey. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Senior Animator James Ham and Creative Director Brian Horton offer a game development perspective, while comics scribe Saladin Ahmed (whose work on the ongoing Miles Morales: Spider-Man series helped earn him a nomination for Best Comic Book Writer of 2020) rounds out the talent pool.

The video should offer Marvel fans much more insight into the work that goes into expanding on and adapting Miles' story for new media, and the struggle in crafting a character who is simultaneously relatable and representative. And as it turns out, these various incarnations of the character wind up influencing each other.

All three episodes of Creator to Creator will go live on Sony's YouTube channel at 10am PT on October 6. The second episode deals with the challenge of making Miles a "universal hero" and the question of authenticity, while the third focuses on the visual aspects of the character and how the comics inspired the look of Miles Morales in the movie and game.

Sony is currently developing a sequel to Into the Spider-Verse, with a new trio of directors tapped to build on the 2018 original. We can expect even more Spider-heroes next time around, with Issa Rae cast as the Jessica Drew version of Spider-Woman.

On the games side, Sony recently revealed Marvel's Spider-Man 2, which looks to put players in control of both Miles and Peter Parker as they deal with Venom and Kraven the Hunter. Spider-Man 2 will be darker in tone than the previous two games.

Over in the comics, Miles recently dealt with his own version of the Clone Saga, and he's getting a drastically different new costume to celebrate his tenth anniversary.

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