By Nick Romano
October 02, 2018 at 09:39 AM EDT

22 Jump Street masterminds Phil Lord and Chris Miller couldn’t wait until this week’s New York Comic Con to drop the new trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the animated big-screen, multiverse jaunt for Marvel’s web-slingers. That’s right, that’s plural web-slingers.

The footage brings together all different kinds of Spider-Men (and Spider-Women), though Miles Morales remains at the heart of the story.

Miles (voiced by The Get Down‘s Shameik Moore) is a Brooklyn-based Spider-Man — the comics’ first Afro-Latino incarnation — who stumbles upon a plot involving Kingpin (Liev Schreiber) and a Super Collider. Now all these parallel dimensions are diverging and each comes with its own version of Spider-Man.

One dimension has the classic Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), your typical, friendly neighborhood wall-crawler who received superpowers from the bite of a radioactive spider. In another dimension, the spider bit Peter’s high school crush Gwen Stacey (Hailee Steinfeld) and transformed her into Spider-Gwen. In another, far more weird alternate universe, Spider-Man is actually Spider-Ham, a walking, talking, web-shooting pig.

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All these kooky characters, against some highly stylized animation, must work together to destroy the Super Collider before all their realities crumble.

Lord and Miller produced Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse based on a script by Lord. Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman direct. The film opens in theaters on Dec. 14.

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  • 12/14/18
  • Bob Persichetti
  • Peter Ramsey
  • Rodney Rothman
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