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Watch Ava DuVernay in Conversation With the Directors of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Gwen is my favorite.
Spider-Gwen is my favorite.
Image: Sony Pictures

Some of the best directors in the business, talking one of the best films of last year.


That’s what we’ve got, courtesy of Sony, who recently shared a Q&A video featuring Ava DuVernay moderating a discussion with Into the Spider-Verse directors Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, and Bob Persichetti.

The discussion, which is almost an hour long, is a compelling conversation that delves into the motivations, techniques, and interests of the driving creative forces that brought Miles Morales and his world to life. I love conversations like this; when most interviews with creatives last just a few minutes, watching a longer, more in-depth discussion, one that gets really into the process of making cool stuff, is incredibly satisfying to me.

If you’re interested in the work that went into Into the Spider-Verse, check it out. It’s great background listening for the end of the weekend.

io9 Weekend Editor. Videogame writer at other places. Queer nerd girl.

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Kyle Olson

Ava DuVernay used to be in publicity, so she knows how to manipulate the press into saying things like she’s one of the “best directors in the business” even though she’s basically only directed one good film and one complete and utter mess.

I just find the whole thing funny, and funny how she finds her name in the media attached to every project because Hollywood needs female directors and she can work the system and people can’t tell the difference between the real thing, like Kathryn Bigelow or Patty Jenkins, and someone working the media.