Phil Lord ‘regretting not making’ new Spider-Man movie in LEGO

The LEGO Movie co-director and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse co-writer Phil Lord says he’s ‘regretting not making’ the superhero sequel entirely in LEGO, in response to a phenomenal fan edit.

The tongue-in-cheek tweet came after Twitter user LegoMe_TheOG shared their take on Across the Spider-Verse’s second trailer, recreated entirely in LEGO bricks. It’s the second time the 14-year-old artist has tackled a trailer for the upcoming animated film, with the first racking up 231,000 views on YouTube. Their latest clip has already amassed 151,000 views since landing online yesterday.

Phil Lord – who co-wrote Across the Spider-Verse, a follow-up to 2018’s Into the Spider-Verse, with The LEGO Movie collaborator Chris Miller – quote-tweeted the LEGO trailer, adding: “Regretting not making the whole movie this way.” This obviously doesn’t mean we’re going to see a full LEGO Spider-Man movie, but it’s fun to imagine what that might look like. But wait! We don’t have to! Just check out the edit below…

It’s a stunning recreation, no doubt – and one that might just be a bit closer to reality than you’d first expect. Among the many different universes that feature in Across the Spider-Verse will apparently be one dedicated to LEGO Marvel (as revealed by Peter B. Parker voice actor Jake Johnson), though – in the style of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness or Everything Everywhere All at Once – it sounds like we’ll only get a brief glimpse at it.

If Lord was able to do the movie all over again, who knows? Maybe that LEGO universe would get a bit more time in the spotlight. Unfortunately, the rights for full LEGO cinematic releases are currently with Universal rather than Sony, so don’t expect a full LEGO Spider-Man outing any time soon.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse swings into cinemas on June 2. There are no official LEGO tie-in sets for the film, but you’ll find main character Miles Morales in both 76178 Daily Bugle (which also features Gwen Stacy as Ghost Spider) and 76244 Miles Morales vs. Morbius.

Featured image: LegoMe_TheOG

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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