'Into the Spider-Verse' streams into China

By Zhang Rui
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A new poster shows three popular figures from the iQiyi hit show "Idol Producer" — Vento Guan,Jia Yi and Li Wenhan — who have become promotional ambassadors for the animated feature "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." The film will be available for streaming on the video giant's site starting on March 22, 2019. [Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment]

The Academy Award-winning animated superhero film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" will be available for streaming by Chinese viewers on the video site iQiyi.com this Friday, March 22.

Directed by the trio of Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, the film sees Peter Parker make way for the teenage Marvel comics character Miles Morales as a new Spider-Man, who then joins forces with several Spideys from parallel realities to stop a threat menacing them all in a shared multiverse called the "Spider-Verse."

The film raked in 427 million yuan (US$63.92 million) in Chinese theaters, and has grossed US$370 million worldwide. It received numerous accolades from audiences and critics alike, as well as many awards, including best animated feature at the 91st Academy Awards, 46th Annie Awards, and 76th Golden Globe Awards. It was the first non-Disney or Pixar film to win the Academy Award for best animated feature since 2011's "Rango."

Backed by Chinese internet giant Baidu, iQiyi is seen by many as the Chinese answer to Netflix. The company has spared no effort for years to build its content by acquiring rights to high-quality foreign films, and it works closely with Hollywood’s "Big Six" and top film companies worldwide. 

Besides "Into the Spider-Verse," the video website's buying team managed to add "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Roma," "The Favourite," "First Man," "Black Panther" and "A Star Is Born" to its film collection — even before these films went on to win 14 Oscar awards combined at the 91st Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

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