In a rarity for animated movies, where little-to-nothing in the way of fully completed footage usually ends up on the cutting room floor, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse co-director Bob Persichetti has revealed to Collider (via SlashFilm) that there are at least 10 minutes of deleted scenes from December’s acclaimed superhero adventure.
“[A] rare thing for an animated film is that there’s animation on the cutting room floor. There’s about 10 minutes of that from this movie, which is a really high number. And there’s one scene specifically that was one we all really loved, but the movie just kept pushing it out. It was like a splinter, and you’re body’s like, ‘Nope, you’re not gonna fit there. Get out.’”
Persichetti also went on to reveal that the first workprint cut of the movie (in animatic form, rather than fully animated) actually ran for around three hours in length, and that “there was a lot of material that had to be formed and focused onto how it could help support Miles and how it could help not to confuse the audience.”
Hopefully we’ll get to see a few of the deleted scenes when the film hits Blu-ray later this year.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask. Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, the screenplay is by Phil Lord. The film is produced, in association with Marvel, by Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Christina Steinberg.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse features a voice cast that includes Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Lily Tomlin, Nicolas Cage, Kimiko Glenn, John Mulaney, Jorma Taccone, Lake Bell, Oscar Isaac, Kathryn Hahn, Zoe Kravitz and Chris Pine.