What does Spider-Verse's Golden Globe win mean for future of superhero films?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Miles' Spider-Man

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won 'Best Animated Feature' at the 2019 Golden Globes, but what does it mean for the future of the genre?

2018 saw a whole swathe of superhero films hitting the big screen, none more eye-catching than Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

The film gave a whole new meaning to the term 'comic book movie' with its gorgeous art style and meta storytelling that left critics and fans yearning for more.

Rightly so, the film has received recognition for its daring new take on your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man with a win at the 2019 Golden Globes for best animated feature film.

Spider-Verse was leaps and bounds ahead of its competition last year and the Golden Globe win will surely get tongues wagging about a possible Oscar win, or at the very least a nomination.

But after such a storming success, does this spell a change for the genre?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Peter, Gwen and Miles

 

With Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, we have the most unique superhero film in years and one would hope that it'll be influencing films in the genre for years to come.

The fact that it leans so heavily on the comic book art style makes it such a joy to look at and all of the little quirks that come along with that - on-screen comic book narration, visual sound effects and even the little dots and hatching that you get on printed comic book pages - make for unparalleled viewing.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Peter's Spider-Man

It isn't just fans and critics that are singing this films praises, other film-makers have been blown away by the inventiveness of the film. 

Director Rian Johnson, of Star Wars, Looper and Brick fame, has been among those to heap praise on the film on Twitter. 

With high praise such as this, likening the film to The Velvet Undergound (a band from the 60s and 70s who have influenced a number of other artists since) surely spells change in the industry down the line.

If indeed Johnson is correct and the Golden Globe winning Spider-Verse does influence the next generation of film-makers then the superhero genre can still have a long life yet.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Miles' Spider-Man

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