After the massive weekend success of Sony Animation Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, there are plenty of rival studios looking to execute their comic book IP differently on the big screen. All too often, animated superhero projects are released directly in-house (think the countless Warner Bros. DC superhero movies like 2010 Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam and avant-garde Disney+/Marvel Studio series What if?). Leave it to the guys who surprised a lot of people by winning almost half a billion The Lego Movie, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, to once again revolutionize the family animated genre.
On today’s episode of Crew Call we talk to the writers and producers of Beyond the spider’s web in an animated style upgrade from their first Oscar-winning film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, handling a number of projects with their production Lord Miller (they produced the $87 million winter hit, The Cocaine Bearand they have the second season of The Afterparty on AppleTV+ this July and Universal’s R-rated dog comedy, stray out in August in theaters), their next live-action director, and their thoughts on what AMPTP should do to end this WGA strike.
Says God, “The thing to keep in mind and it’s simple to understand is that writers’ pay has been cut 25% and budgets have gone up and executive compensation has gone up. It’s not sustainable that way. I think a fair deal is absolutely within reach.”
Spider Man: Beyond the spider’s web grabbed the summer’s best opening to date with $120.6 million domestically, the third-best domestic opening ever for a Spider Man film, with a total global opening of $209 million.
You can listen to our conversation below: