Sony’s most anticipated film, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, recently hit theatres. The interesting plotline and Oscar Isaac’s incredible performance have been well received by the audience. However, before being served to the viewers, the character of Spider-Man 2099 went through some significant changes so that it could make it to the big screens.

According to the makers of the film, Isaac’s character required the most development during production. The makers focused on revealing the backstory of the protagonist so that it can have more impact.

Spider Man
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

What led to the changes in Spider-Man 2099?

Throughout the existence of the Spider-Man franchise, it has raised the expectations of the audience to the extent that makers have to make sure to give the best output to the viewers. The recently released film, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse also went through many alterations before making a blast at the theatres.

The character of the film Miguel O’Hara, a.k.a. Spider-Man 2099, was brought to life by Oscar Isaac, who successfully created a buzz with his epic Marvel performance. However, according to the makers, Spider-Man 2099 somewhere lacked the potential of a superhero; hence, it required some polishing before being presented to the audience.

The producers of the film, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, shared about the adjustments made to the character of Miguel O’Hara during production. However, Isaac had a condition: his character should not be boring. During an interview with Rolling Stone, Miller explained that during the initial phase of production, Spider-Man 2099 required a lot of development. He said,

“There’s 1,000 smart people working on this movie for a long time and continually adjusting and shifting. And for a while he was too big of an asshole. [Laughs] And we were trying to be elegant about implying his backstory and his reasoning. Then we figured out that we had to let the audience in on his story the way we did on Gwen’s and on everybody else’s. That allowed him to be a more three-dimensional character.”

Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac

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“One of the things we talked about with Oscar was like, we know people in our lives that are hardliners, right? And what makes them a hardliner is, they’re mostly traumatized. And the only way out is through a kind of orthodoxy. Because you can’t tolerate dissent, because dissent is to question whether your pain is legitimate or not. Oscar is from an exile community of Cubans, and that’s a lot of how people feel. And we were like, well, let’s expose the beginnings of that trauma, and so you’re sort of rooting for Miguel to find some other way. Because this was not working for him.”

The changes made to Isaac’s character indeed impacted the plotline greatly in such a manner that the audience could get the best of it. Indulging fans in the back story of the struggle of making up a character indeed played well, as knowing about the character only helped make him so much more of a compelling figure.

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Spider-Man 2099
Spider-Man 2099

The revelation of the backstory of one of the most prominent characters of the film, Miguel O’Hara, indeed impacted the fans. Check out the tweets below:

The superhero film features the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. The makers of the film have certainly pushed their boundaries to keep the viewers hooked on the plotline. The film tackles issues of mental health, as the protagonist of the film is seen dealing with anxiety as he feels overwhelmed by exams, school work, and relationships.

The film also highlights the relationship between a parent and a child. The makers’ attempt to reach millions of people has been a success, as the film is doing great at the box office, leaving its predecessor behind.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse marked its worldwide release on June 2, 2023, and is now playing in theatres.

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Source: The Direct

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