Sony To Release ‘Alt-Universe Cut’ Of ‘Spider-Verse’ Featuring Popular Comics Character Ganke Lee

The Playlist | 2/26/2019 | Charles Barfield
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When filmmakers create live-action projects, it’s very easy to do alternate takes, extra scenes, and whole new set-ups. The fact that it just means re-positioning actors, filming longer takes, and such makes it so that the average film could be 3+ hours before being cut down to normal size. However, with animation, that’s not really the case. Everything is so thoroughly planned, once a film is fully animated, so much thought has been put into it, that there’s hardly any deleted scenes.

That being said, as we’ve discussed before, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” isn’t your average animated film. And thus, apparently, there were plenty of extra scenes. Enough for a whole new cut of the film.

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Fresh off its Oscar win for Best Animated Feature, ‘Spider-Verse’ is almost ready to make its debut in homes around the world. And while the home release will feature a ton of behind-the-scenes content, perhaps the most exciting is what is being dubbed by the directors as the “Alt-Universe Cut.”

Speaking to CinemaBlend, directors Rodney Rothman, Bob Persichetti, and Peter Ramsey discussed the unusual fact that their animated feature had quite a bit of footage that ended up on the cutting room floor. Enough to make a brand-new cut of the film.

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“[‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’] had an unusual amount of material at every stage of production,” explained Rothman. “So, an insane amount of storyboard material, like insane, like break your high end edit systems insane. An insane amount of layout, an insane amount of finished animation that didn’t make it into the movie… an unusual amount. So the Alt-Universe Cut contains a bunch of that stuff that we chose not to put in the movie, but that in...
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