Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman

Based on the famous Spider-Man comic, this animated, adventure-action film on adversity, resilience, collectivity and empowerment follows Miles Morales, an everyday, regular, normal boy – until he gets bitten by a radioactive spider and gains superpowers. When Peter Parker aka ‘the real’ Spider-Man dies, it is on Miles to save the world from the devastating effects of ‘the Collider’ – a machine, which crashes multiple universes and is build by the supervillain Kingpin and his evil Alchemax company. Soon Miles finds out, that he is not the only Spider-person around. Together with Gwen Stacy aka Spider-Woman, an older and thicker version of Spider-Man and other Spider-versions from another dimension, Miles finally learns to use his powers and fights rogue villains. But will they save the multiverse before it collapses? This movie reminds us that “we all have powers of one kind or another [and that] in our own way we are all Spider-Man.”

The soundtrack for the film features songs from various artists including Lil Wayne, Vince Staples, Nicki Minaj and others – their songs offer the opportunity for a teaching project with Music.


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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Arad Productions, Lord Miller Productions and Pascal Pictures, 2018. 117 min., FSK 6

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In favour of this entry

  • Award-winning
  • Gender equality
  • Interdisciplinary or cross-curricular teaching
  • Students can identify with the text