Tonight saw Sony win big as their Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie brought home the “Best Motion Picture — Animated” Golden Globe award.
Watch footage above, which includes writers and producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller thanking the late Stan Lee and Phil Ditko.
“We are in an alternate universe where we win this,” Lord says. “Thank you HFP for recognizing such an unusual movie. This is a ridiculous – look at all people peole – collaboration amongst many filmmakers starting with our directors, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman.”
Chris Miller adds, “Christina Steinberg, who was in the trenches with us, Amy [Pascal] and Avi [Arad] who started this whole thing with us.”
“Our patron Tom Rothman. Kristine Belson…” Lord says. “Stan Lee and Steve Ditko who started this. Brian Bendis, Sara Pichelli.”
The directors also offer that they were trying to make a movie “with the idea that anybody could be behind the mask.”
Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created Spider-Man back in 1962. Lee recently passed away at the age of 95-years-old on November 12, 2018. Steve Ditko passed on June 29, 2018 at the age of 90.
Sony has also announced plans for a Spider-Man: Spider-Verse sequel which is being directed by Joaquim Dos Santos and written by David Callaham. The sequel will focus on Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy—and will explore a romance between the two, a thread from Lord’s original script that ultimately didn’t fit in Into the Spider-Verse.
A spinoff is also in development serving as a launching pad for the “Spider-Women” animated movie with the characters confirmed to be Spider-Gwen, Cindy Moon (a.k.a. Silk), and Jessica Drew (a.k.a. Spider-Woman).