Kiernan Shipka, Isabela Moner, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush & More To Star In Netflix YA Film ‘Let It Snow’

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Netflix has assembled a solid group of young actors to star in Let It Snow, a YA film based on the 2008 NYT bestselling book by The Fault In Our Stars author John Green, as well as Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson. Kiernan Shipka, star of Netflix&#82…

Shameik Moore, Kiernan Shipka, Joan Cusack Cast of Netflix Film ‘Let it Snow’

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Shameik Moore, Kiernan Shipka and Joan Cusack have been cast in the Netflix original film, “Let it Snow,” the studio announced on Thursday.

The film, based on The New York Times bestselling book by YA authors John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle, tells the story of a once-in-century snowstorm that hits a small town on Christmas Eve, leading several high school seniors to discover unexpected opportunities as well as complications that test their friendships, love lives, and aspirations for the future.

“Let it Snow” will also star Isabela Moner (“Transformers: The Last Knight”), Odeya Rush (“Lady Bird”), Jacob Batalon (“Spider-Man: Homecoming,”), Miles Robbins (“Blockers”), Mitchell Hope (“Descendants”), Liv Hewson (“Santa Clarita Diet”) and Anna Akana (“You Get Me”).

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The film will mark the feature-length directorial debut for filmmaker Luke Snellin, who has directed episodes of the TV series “Wanderlust” and “The A Word,” as well as the BAFTA-nominated short “Mixtape.”

“Finding Dory” scribe Victoria Strouse is the latest screenwriter on the project.

Dylan Clark, the producer for Netflix’s late-2018 hit “Bird Box” as well as the “Planet of the Apes” series, will produce “Let it Snow” with his company Dylan Clark Productions. Alexa Faigen, who served as executive producer on “Bird Box” will also produce.

Executive producers for the film, which is expected to begin filming in early 2019, include executive VP of Dylan Clark Productions Beau Bauman and Brendan Ferguson.

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Moore is repped by CAA and manager Three Six Zero Group. Shipka is represented by CAA, Anonymous Content and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Cusack is repped by WME and Moner is repped by CAA and attorneys Peikoff/Mahan.

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All 7 Theatrical ‘Spider-Man’ Movies Ranked, Worst to Best

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We’ve been through a whole lot of Spider-Man in the past couple decades, from the Tobey Maguire years to Tom Holland in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to, now, a big-screen animated pic focused on Miles Morales and a whole bunch of other Spider-Pe…

Does ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?

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“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” may not be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but with a 99 percent Fresh rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, we’re pretty much all in agreement that it’s worth your time even so.

The question, however, for this particular post is not whether you should go see this crazy thing, but whether you need to stick around after the movie is over for some kind of bonus post-credits scene. Bonus scenes after the credits have been a staple of the MCU since the beginning, but not so for big-screen “Spider-Man” movies — which have often eschewed the practice.

But at this point the post-credits scene concept is so ubiquitous in comic book movies that even DC is doing it after thumbing its nose at Marvel over this for so long. And Sony even got in on the post-credits scene fun with its recent standalone “Venom” movie.

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So what’s the answer? Does “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” have a post-credits scene?

Yes, there is extra content after the credits start to roll. There is one minor bit, a nod to the late Stan Lee, midway through the credits — and at the very end of the credits we get a bonus scene that serves to introduce us to yet another Spider-Man. A Spider-Man that could very well end up in a future “Spider-Verse” film — and since Sony has already greenlit a sequel, you can start getting your hopes up now.

I’m being intentionally vague here about what’s in the post-credits scene, but if you found this post because you’ve already seen it and want to know what the deal is with it, you can click here for an explainer post that will sum up who exactly that was in the post-credits scene and why you should expect him to play a bigger part next time around.

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Post-Credits Scene Explained

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(In case it wasn’t clear from the headline, there are spoilers here for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”)

The live-action version of Spider-Man may be contained within the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the foreseeable future, but Sony can still do what it wants with animated “Spider-Man” flicks — and thank goodness for that, because “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” totally owns with the way it embraces all corners of the Spider-Canon.

But if you thought the seven Spider-People who participate in the plot in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” — Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), Peter Parker (Chris Pine), Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson), Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn), Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage) and Spider-Ham (John Mulaney) —  represented the full breadth of the Spider-Verse, well, you are sorely mistaken.

The post-credits scene for “Into the Spider-Verse” introduces us to another important Spider-Man from the comics, and also visits a past small screen incarnation of Peter Parker. And it feels pretty likely that should “Spider-Verse” get a sequel, that one of these other Spider-Men will be a part of it.

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That bonus Spider-Man is Miguel O’Hara, better known to fans of his comics as Spider-Man 2099. Miguel is from a version of New York dubbed Nueva York. Miguel, from his lofty perch in the distant future, has been monitoring the whole Spider-Verse situation as it went down, and once it all ends decides to dabble a little bit by traveling back in time.

And he pays a visit to none other than the Spider-Man from the 1967 animated series, where he stumbles into the meme in which two identical Spider-Men are pointing at each other. You know what I’m talking about. This one:

You didn’t think a movie about a bunch of alternate universe Spider-People would avoid that joke, did you? It’s a hilarious bit that initially feels like just a fun throwaway gag until you discover that none other than Oscar Isaac is providing the voice for Miguel O’Hara.

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Given that star power, it’s tough not to assume that Spider-Man 2099 will have a part to play in any potential “Spider-Verse” sequels — one has already been greenlit, actually. So for those who, like me, were mildly disappointed that Miguel missed out on the bulk of the shenanigans this time around, that post-credits scene provides an enticing prospect. Though, to be clear, we still don’t know for sure that Spider-Man 2099 be in the next “Spider-Verse” film. But we can’t help but hope, either way.

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Film Review: Animated Arachnids Cross Paths in Clever Superhero Saga

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If you’re of the opinion that Spider-Man has been rebooted too many times in the last two decades, hold onto your hats: the animated adventure “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces no less than seven new versions of the character within a single film.

Miraculously, instead of feeling like too much of a good thing, “Into the Spider-Verse” is simply a very good thing. The film, directed by Bob Perischetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, captures the sprawling interconnectivity of comic-book universes in a way that no other feature film has. Anything can happen, and it usually does. It’s incredibly thrilling to watch, impressively emotional throughout, and easily the best Spider-Man movie since “Spider-Man 2.”

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” stars Shameik Moore (“Dope”) as Miles Morales, a half-black, half-Latino teenager torn between his overbearing yet good-natured police officer father Jefferson (Brian Tyree Henry) and his more relaxed, sketchier uncle Aaron (Mahershala Ali). While Miles practices his graffiti art with his uncle, he’s bitten by a radioactive spider, and we all know what that means.

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The problem isn’t just that Miles starts sticking to his fellow classmates, or that his inner monologue gets louder (one of the film’s most satisfying jokes). The problem is that he stumbles across Spider-Man (Jake Johnson) fighting Kingpin (Liev Schreiber), in the middle of a giant interdimensional rift device. Miles watches helplessly as Spider-Man dies, and he promises to finish what the hero started, namely to prevent the Kingpin from using the machine again, lest it destroy the world.

While he’s wallowing in guilt and self-doubt, Miles stumbles across yet another Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Johnson, again)… and a Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) … and a Spider-Noir (Nicolas Cage)… and a Spider-Ham (John Mulaney)… and a SP//dr (Kimiko Glenn, “Orange is the New Black”). Spider-Persons from throughout the multiverse have been sucked into Miles’s reality because of Kingpin’s machine, and they need to stop him and return to their own time periods before they blink out of existence.

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The plot seems like it should be too much for one film to handle, but “Into the Spider-Verse” wisely stays focused on Miles and his story, and uses all the other characters for support.

Miles Morales is an incredibly captivating new hero, in a story that challenges him in every conceivable way. His powers force upon him an awkward physicality that robs him of his previous confidence. His oath to save the world is such a heavy weight around his shoulders that he always looks ready to collapse. And his loyalties to his family are strained past the breaking point, in a subplot that has the sort of dramatic heft we haven’t seen in a superhero film in a very, very long time.

That heft is shared by several other Spider-heroes, and it’s impressive how organic the presence of such wildly different interpretations of the characters comes across. Miles, Peter and Gwen take up most of the screen time, leaving Spider-Ham, Spider-Noir and SP//dr to add levity and unusual action beats to the film’s second half. It’s also satisfying to see a superhero film offer this much representation across the board (even though the recurring fat jokes are bound to leave some audience members feeling like they’re still not allowed in the club).

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“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” understands all too well that the appeal of Spider-Man, in any form, isn’t just the hero’s powers, and it isn’t just the hero’s tragic backstory. It’s the unmistakable sense that the universe has it out for this person, and he or she is going to persevere anyway, through good humor and good intentions. Miles and Peter seem permanently trapped in violent Harold Lloyd routines, getting hit by cars, falling off buildings, dragged by trains, and hiding their identities behind flimsy excuses.

But as hilarious as “Into the Spider-Verse” is (and it’s easily the funniest Spider-Man movie ever), the film also evokes a greater sense of tragedy than any film in the series since Sam Raimi’s original. The heroes are elastic, but life is fragile, and death is very real. If you include flashbacks, the film has a rather impressive body count. What’s more, each of these deaths still motivates the characters left alive, so mortality is always at the forefront of our thoughts, even when the heroes are effortlessly throwing cars around inside a swirling knick-knack vortex of death.

What’s more, the film’s sprawling cast legitimizes every single version of every single superhero, to audiences who may still wonder why we need yet another “Spider-Man.” Or yet another “Fantastic Four.” Or yet another anything. The realization of each hero that they aren’t alone, and that someone understands their pain, can be shared by every audience member recognizing someone just like them on the big screen. They share similar origins, but they connect with different fans, who each have different ideas about the character and what they represent. And each of those versions of Spider-Man, or any other hero, deserves at least a modicum of appreciation, even if they’re not “our” version of the character.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” represents some of the best superhero storytelling on the market. The frenetic animation and freewheeling story offer audiences a sense of boundless dynamism. It’s not the first time a director has attempted to incorporate comic book iconography into a feature-film adaptation — see also: Ang Lee’s “Hulk” and Edgar Wright’s “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” — but it’s the most appealing. Watching “Into the Spider-Verse” evokes feelings of sitting cross-legged on the floor of your bedroom, eating cookies and immersing yourself in outrageous, mostly inviting new worlds.



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It’s Miles Morales’ Turn in New Look at ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

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Miles Morales may be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe someday, but in the meantime, Sony will be giving the black-and-red Spider-Man his big screen debut with the animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” with the film’s first extended loook on Monday.

Writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller introduced very rough footage showing a super-charming Morales at CinemaCon. Morales dons the Spider-Man mask in a comic world where several people are empowered to do the same.

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In addition to impressive fight sequences and a hot soundtrack, the “Lego Movie” team also showed some heart for “Spider-Verse” — in the form of Miles’ doting father, an NYPD officer voiced by Mahershala Ali.

“He’s half Puerto Rican and half African American, he’s the product of a happy and alive family,” Lord and Miller told to the crowd at the Forum Theater at Caesar’s Palace about Morales, making references to Peter Parker’s unfortunate family situation.

“It’s really true that anyone can wear the mask,” said Shameik Moore, who voices Miles.

Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli, Miles Morales was introduced to the comic book world in 2011 as part of the Ultimate Marvel universe, a timeline separate from the main Marvel world. In that series, the Ultimate incarnation of Peter Parker was killed off, with Miles stepping in as the new New York webslinger. After the Ultimate Universe ended in 2015, Miles joined the main Marvel universe as the new protector of the Big Apple, as the main timeline’s Peter Parker took on villains around the world.

“Venom” is the first in a series of planned “Spider-Man” spinoffs that Sony plans to release in coming years, including the animated Miles Morales film “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse,” due out December 14, and the Silver Sable/Black Cat spinoff “Silver & Black,” which has Gina Prince-Bythewood attached as director and is slated to be released next year.

However, those Spidey-spinoffs are unlikely to be connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Last summer during the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” press tour, Amy Pascal told journalists that “Venom” will take place “in the same world

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” as the MCU. But Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige fairly decisively shut that down, saying in a separate interview that “there is no plan for Venom in the MCU. It’s a Sony Project.”

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Jamaican-American rapper Shameik Moore will play Miles, with Mahershala Ali and Liev Schreiber also lending their voices. “The Lego Movie” co-director Phil Lord wrote the script, with Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman directing.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” arrives in theaters December 14. Watch the trailer above.

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