Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse distinguished itself with its unique animation style. Michael Lasker, a VFX supervisor at Sony Imageworks, has revealed which of the film’s many character had the most complex outfit.
During a watch along of Into the Spider-Verse, Lasker posted on Twitter that Olivia Octavius, better known as Doctor Octopus on Miles Morales’ Earth, has the “most complex” outfit in the entire film, explaining, “Her tentacles have fx wire geometry published on a per shot basis, and her suit has subsurface scattering, chrome and other metals and translucent materials.”
In the film, Octavius first appears in an educational video at Brooklyn Visions Academy, where Miles attends school. While she initially appears as a harmless scientist, she eventually reveals her identity as the formidable Doctor Octopus. Unlike her mainstream counterpart, Olivia’s tentacles resemble tubing, with the ability to shapeshift into buzzsaws. As Lasker noted, her suit has several metal parts, particularly around the upper torso where her tentacles are located.
Lasker joined the film’s executive producers Christopher Miller and Phil Lord — the latter of which co-wrote the screenplay — and directors Rodney Rothman, Peter Ramsey and Bob Perschetti for the live stream.
A sequel is currently in development.
Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse stars Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Jake Johnson, Mahershala Ali, Hailee Steinfeld, Liev Schreiber, Luna Lauren Velez, Lily Tomlin, Nicolas Cage, John Mulaney and Kimiko Glenn.
VFX supervisor Michael Lasker has revealed which character had the hardest costume to animate in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.