THE SPIDER WITHIN: A SPIDER-VERSE STORY Short Film Sees Spider-Man Battle His Anxiety

THE SPIDER WITHIN: A SPIDER-VERSE STORY Short Film Sees Spider-Man Battle His Anxiety THE SPIDER WITHIN: A SPIDER-VERSE STORY Short Film Sees Spider-Man Battle His Anxiety

Sony Pictures Animation has released The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story in its entirety, and the visually stunning short film sees Miles Morales/Spider-Man battle his own anxiety. Check it out here...

By JoshWilding - Mar 27, 2024 09:03 AM EST
Filed Under: Movies

Sony Pictures Animation has finally released The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story short film, a project developed alongside the Kevin Love Fund. Why? Because everyone is going through something, even superheroes like Miles Morales. 

The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse/Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse spin-off will be incorporated into the Kevin Love Fund's new mental health-focused lesson plan, "The Hero Within." That invites students to tell their own story through the lens of mental health awareness through an interactive curriculum including a creative storyboard activity. 

In the genre-bending thriller, The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story, Miles Morales struggles to balance his responsibilities as a teenager, friend, and student while acting as Brooklyn's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

After a particularly challenging day living with these pressures, Miles experiences a panic attack that forces him to confront the manifestations of his anxiety and learn that reaching out for help can be just as brave an act as protecting his city from evil.

The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story was developed and produced in the inaugural year of Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks' Leading and Empowering New Storytellers program, a 9-month leadership training program that provides candidates from underrepresented groups with an opportunity to gain valuable leadership experience in animation.

"Miles represents so many of us doing the best we can in our day-to-day lives," Jarelle Dampier, director of The Spider Within recently said. "We don’t often realize all that we’ve been through until our own body forces us to become aware of its experience."

"My intention is that 'The Spider Within' can motivate deeper conversations amongst friends & family about their own mental health journeys - and I hope it feels like a love letter to those who adore Miles Morales."

The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story was written by Khaila Amazan, and produced by LENS program creators Michelle Raimo-Kouyate and David Schulenburg.

There's still no word on when Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse will be released in theaters after it lost its original March 2024 release date. This will tide us over for now, but here's hoping we get an update on the threequel sooner rather than later.

Watch the full short in the player below.

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