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Chase sequence in Across the Spider-Verse took 4 years to complete

Chase sequence in Across the Spider-Verse took 4 years to complete

Joaquim Dos Santos revealed how long one scene took to perfect, and fans are grateful for the effort.

According to the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse co-director, a single animated chase scene took four years to complete.

The sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Tom Holland’s favourite film, FYI - was released earlier this month and opened with a phenomenal first weekend.

It’s reported that the action movie has earned $221 million+ (£178 million) at the global box office so far. It’s also sitting with a 96 percent Tomatometer rating via Rotten Tomatoes, which is insane.

If you’ve seen the movie, then you’ve already been blown away by the plethora of stunning visuals, got acquainted with hundreds of new characters, and feasted on a mix of animation styles.

However, Across the Spider-Verse co-director, Joaquim Dos Santos, has revealed that one incredible scene took four years to perfect.

The film's co-director revealed what scene took four years to make.
Sony Pictures

As per Collider, the 45-year-old animator stated that the moment that several Spider-people chase down Miles Morales took a long time to complete.

He said: “If you think about the Guggenheim sequence, that was the first thing that we storyboarded, that was the last thing that locked animation in the film.

“So that was the entire four years that sequence was worked on. I think Justin [K. Thompson] has the actual figure, but if you were to line up the hours worked on this film in a straight line, it's like 792 hours straight, if it was one person who was doing it straight ahead.”

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is in cinemas now.
Sony Pictures

Dos Santos continued to say: “So the fact that all these things are happening in tandem, like side by side, that's how these films get made. And it is, I'm telling you, thousands of people, it's insane.”

Upon finding out that the chase scene took four years to film, viewers have had their say across social media.

One wrote: “I just knew that sequence was special.”

Another said: “I have seen many animated films & Japanese anime. This entire Spider-Man chasing scene in Spider Society goes super hard and cool. The train sequence was probably harder to do I guess.”

A third wrote: “Not surprised at all. Genuinely might be the best action sequence I have ever seen in a movie, the animation was AMAZING.”

Elsewhere, another Twitter user commented: "I saw the film last night and (sic) the wait was worth it!

"You can pause every single moment of that chase and it is poster-worthy. And the twists in the film! I went in blind, not seeing any trailers, so I had no idea about any of it and it was so twisty! Can't wait to rewatch it!"

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is playing in theatres now.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: Spider-Man, Tom Holland, Film and TV, Entertainment