End Credits:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Plus: Aquaman, and Mortal Engines

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Remember when Spider-Man Homecoming came out and it was kind of confusing because it was the third person to play the role, but this time it was actually part of the MCU while still technically owned by Sony? Well, this isn’t going to help.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a new animated movie from Sony and not part of the MCU. The main Spider-Man for this film isn’t Peter Parker – it’s fan favourite Miles Morales who is trained by Peter Parker after he is sucked into his universe. With the main confusing bits over, more Spider-characters, including Spider-Gwen, Spider-Woman, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Ham (a pig known as Peter Porker), and Peni Parker (an anime girl with a spider robot) show up, threatening the destruction of all the Spider-verses. Just go with it – it’s sure to be a fun adventure for comic and Spider-fans big and small, plus the animation style is a great blend of comic and CG with a stop-motion aesthetic.

Not a fan of Marvel? That’s OK. The DC universe has a new movie – Aquaman. Let’s face it though: the DC movies of late, with the exception of Wonder Woman, have been a tad disappointing. But while the character has been the butt of many a joke in the past, Jason Mamoa’s portrayal of the Atlantean heir was probably the best thing about Justice League. Early reviews have said this is the best DC film since Dark Knight and likened it to the lighter Marvel movies, so maybe there is hope.

You might be relieved to hear there’s a non-comic movie out this week too. Mortal Engines is a new Peter Jackson movie in which, essentially, cities are huge cars. In a post-apocalyptic future, to survive a cataclysmic event, mankind has transformed its cities into huge vehicles that roam the planet preying on smaller towns, swallowing them whole in the pursuit of power. It looks a bit of a mash-up of Water World and Mad Max, with the politics of Hunger Games (et al) and the brute savagery of Hungry Hippos.

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