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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Is Taking Over Twitter, as It Should

We love the Spider-People!!!

Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, and Shameik Moore in Spider-Man- Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is out, and we’re all finding new ways to love the world of Spider-Man. Stan Lee has always made the point that anyone can wear the mask and now, for the first time, movie audiences know it’s true. Peter Parker isn’t the only hero in New York City, and to see characters like Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy, and the rest of the Spider-People onscreen is teaching an entirely new generation what it means to be a hero.

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Twitter is finally seeing the movie, and thus, the reactions are pretty incredible. From their love of hot dad bod Peter Parker to the introduction of our new children (Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy), one thing is very clear: We all love this movie and will probably see it about ten more times.

Miles Morales is our new son.

Just a boy who sings to calm down and who, at the end of the day, doesn’t know if he wants to be Spider-Man.

Having a character like Miles leading the film is changing the game for so many fans, proving that Stan Lee was right: Everyone can wear the mask, and Miles is an important part of the Spider-Man lore.

Even the stars of the film recognize the importance of characters like Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy. Jake Johnson and Shameik Moore have talked about the kids in their lives and what the inclusion of these characters means to them.

Because, for so long, we saw Peter Parker take on the mask alone, and now, he knows that there are plenty of other Spider-People out there.

To see Miles Morales with his own movie, owning the screen and New York City, was something incredible, too.

With Gwen, many of us can see something so special in her. She was a girl who had to watch her best friend die, hurt by this gift she was given, and it made her one of the best Spider-People we’ve ever seen.

What’s the most exciting is that, for so long, we girls have loved Spider-Man, but never felt as if we could be in the suit. Gwen shows us that we can, and we can be great at it.

But one thing was very clear: We’re all super into hot dad bod Peter Parker?

Peter B. Parker, who is a 40-year-old man with graying temples who’s sad all the time, maybe the hottest Peter yet …

Please, someone help me; I can’t stop talking about Peter B. Parker and his pizza/burger loving self.

And if you’ve seen the movie and you’re ready for more Spider-Man content, the soundtrack to the film is out on Spotify now.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is in theaters now.

(image: Sony/Marvel Entertainment)

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Rachel Leishman (She/Her) is an Assistant Editor at the Mary Sue. She's been a writer professionally since 2016 but was always obsessed with movies and television and writing about them growing up. A lover of Spider-Man and Wanda Maximoff's biggest defender, she has interests in all things nerdy and a cat named Benjamin Wyatt the cat. If you want to talk classic rock music or all things Harrison Ford, she's your girl but her interests span far and wide. Yes, she knows she looks like Florence Pugh.