'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' star Shameik Moore says film's massive success was a 'humbling' surprise
In an exclusive interview with MEAWW at the premiere of his Netflix Christmas movie 'Let it Snow', Moore said he was hopeful that the animated 'Spider-Man' movie would be a success, though he never expected it to do as well as it did.
Since its release in 2018, 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' has become an extremely successful movie, beloved equally for its story as well as for its spectacular animation. 'Spider-Verse' has bagged multiple awards over the year including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and an Annie Award. Now, a sequel to the movie is in the works and there's also talk of creating spin-offs of the film but the success of 'Into the Spider-Verse' came as a total surprise to Shameik Moore, who voiced the film's lead character, Miles Morales.
In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide at the premiere of his Netflix Christmas movie 'Let it Snow', Moore said he was hopeful that the animated 'Spider-Man' movie would be a success, though he never expected it to do as well as it did.
"No one had any [idea]," Moore said. "I remember asking one of my 'big homies' quote-unquote. I was like, 'Yo, they asked me to make a song for Spider-Man.' It's before sunflower and all that. I was like 'Yo, they asked me to make a song for Spider-Man. Let me do it with – I want to do a record with you.' And he just kind of like throw it to the side, you know, and then the song just... I mean the song for the movie blew up and then the movie itself blew a more."
"I wanted it to do well," he explained. "But I mean Golden Globe and Oscar, I mean, I did not... there's no Spider-Man movie that won a Golden Globe or an Oscar in history. So for that to happen, it was... it was humbling, for sure."
It's been a pretty big year for Moore with the massive success of 'Spider-Verse', his leading role in 'Wu-Tang: An American Saga', and now the holiday movie 'Let it Snow', which will be landing on Netflix on November 8. While he's keen on being a versatile actor, Moore's real dream is to do a big-budget action movie on par with the classics.
"I mean personally, I only wanted to act in order to do like a '007', a 'Jason Bourne', 'Harry Potter'. One of those kinds of action, sci-fi projects [like] 'The Matrix', 'Wanted'. So hopefully, in the next two years, we have something coming out like that."
'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2' will be arriving in theaters sometime in 2022.