Producer of "Beyond the Spider-Verse" Responds to Rumors of AI Use in Animation

Three’s a Crowd The producer of the new “Spider-Verse” animated film has laid to rest concerns that AI was used to create the new “threequel.” “There is no generative AI in ‘Beyond the Spider-Verse’ and there never will be,” tweeted Chris Miller, the film trilogy’s cowriter and producer. “One of the main goals of the films is to create new visual styles that have never been seen in a studio [computer graphics] film, not steal the generic plagiarized average of other artists’ work.” Miller’s affirmation comes in response to an outcry over vague comments from Sony executive Tony Vinciquerra, who was quoted at a recent investor event saying that the studio behind the animated series would be using AI to lower costs. “We are very focused on AI. The biggest problem with making films today is the expense,” the Sony exec said, per IndieWire. “We will be looking at ways to… produce both films for theaters and television in a more efficient way, using AI primarily.” Unsurprisingly, fans were startled by the comments amid widespread backlash to the use of the burgeoning tech in entertainment. “Keep generative AI away from Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse,” reads the post Miller was responding to, for instance. “AI robs people of their jobs & produces nothing but slop. We don’t want that anywhere near this film or any film for that matter. Please keep it away from the filmmaking process.” Movie Moves The producer’s denial of AI use in “Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse,” which…Producer of "Beyond the Spider-Verse" Responds to Rumors of AI Use in Animation

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