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Brand new Spider-Man Spider-Verse movie has just dropped which fans can watch for free worldwide
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Brand new Spider-Man Spider-Verse movie has just dropped which fans can watch for free worldwide

The new Spider-Verse movie touches on some important mental health topics

Fan of the Spider-Man Spider-Verse franchise? Well, you are in luck as a new film in the franchise is out.

Both Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and its sequel are loved by millions of Marvel fans across the globe.

The two films touched on how difficult it tends to be for superheroes to juggle normal life with saving the day.

And with Sony's new film, The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story, the film's makers are delving deeper into Miles Morales’ head and touching on some important mental health topics you wouldn't expect from superhero movies.

Director Jarelle Dampier and writer Khaila Amazan don't introduce a specific supervillain with the Spider-Man film, as Miles, played by Shameik Moore, fights against an embodiment of anxiety.

Of course, like any good superhero, Miles' life has been in danger an awful lot of times after saving regular civilians.

But in The Spider Within, alongside staying on top of his grades and hiding his double life from his dad Jefferson, Miles is suffering from crippling anxiety.

The new film touches on mental health.

Wracked with fear and worry, Miles will have to find a way to overcome this new challenge.

Speaking earlier this month, Dampier said: "Miles represents so many of us doing the best we can in our day-to-day lives.

"We don’t often realize all that we’ve been through until our own body forces us to become aware of its experience."

He added: "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 short Spider-Man film is available for free on the web right now.

Looking ahead to the future of the Spider-Verse, a third mainline movie was announced last year just days before the release of the second film, Across the Spider-Verse.

Miles is struggling with anxiety.

Producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller confirmed to UNILAD that we'll definitely be seeing Miles Morales and the gang one more time in a third film.

"This film is the middle of a trilogy and the final film is the third film," said Chris.

Phil then joked: "I would say that we have a plan more than we’ve ever had."

"That is true," Chris confessed.

"We normally are kind of winging it along the way, giving ourselves problem, painting ourselves in a corner, trying to find our way out. But this time, we actually know where going."

Topics: Spider-Man, Film and TV, Marvel