The Punisher showrunner Steve Lightfoot has high praise for another unique form of Marvel storytelling.
ComicBook.com recently got a chance to speak to Lightfoot about The Punisher's sophomore season, as well as other corners of the Marvel universe that he's a fan of. In addition to expressing interest in writing something for Vincent D'onofrio's Kingpin, as well as Marvel's Blade, he revealed that he would love to bring some sort of iteration of Spider-Man to life -- but he has a different outlook on that task after seeing Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
"Right from when I was a kid, I was always a Spider-Man
The Sony animated film follows Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) throughout his origins as Spider-Man -- as well as the realization that he isn't the only web-slinger in a massive multiverse. In the month since Spider-Verse was first released, it seems like audiences have shared Lightfoot's sentiment, with the film earning a slew of awards (including a recent Oscar nomination).
"We were working so hard, we were very late in delivering the film so we didn't really have a moment of pause before the reactions started pouring in," co-director Bob
"It's just great that after three years of work, people are embracing it with the spirit that we hoped they would, and the spirit that we put into it," co-director Peter Ramsey added. "Because we really cared about this story. I mean we've got a crew of, what, 800 people, something like that. And everyone really so deeply cared about telling this story the way that we told it and with the heart that we feel it has. So it's great that people are actually picking up on that and it means something to them."
The Punisher's second season is available to stream on Netflix. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is in theaters now.