Preston Mutanga Is The 14-Year-Old Behind Viral Lego ‘Spider-Verse’ Scene

The teenager behind the viral Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Lego trailer had a hand in making the actual film.

Preston Mutanga, 14, received the opportunity of a lifetime from Spider-Man writer-producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller to help direct the Lego scene of the highly successful film, Gizmodo reports. After fans of the film asked of his involvement, Mutanga confirmed via Twitter with a simple “Yes.”

Working remotely, the talented Minnesota teen spent weeks animating the Lego sequence and having meetings with Miller who would check in on his progress and give feedback, according to The New York Times.

“One new thing I learned was definitely the feedback aspect of it, like how much stuff actually gets changed from the beginning to the final product,” Mutanga said.

While still in high school, Mutanga is well on his way to fulfilling his dream of being a full-time animator. The inspiration began when he was younger and his father introduced him to a 3-D software program called Blender.

“I watched a lot of YouTube videos to teach myself certain stuff.”

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was released in theaters on June 2 and is already the second-highest opening for the year so far. With characters voiced by Shameik Moore, Daniel Kaluuya, Issa Rae, and Brian Tyree Henry, the sequel to the 2018 original tells the story of Miles Morales in his continuous journey across the multiverse.

A fan of the franchise, Mutanga said he was honored to be included on the popular film.

“I adored the first movie and was so hyped for the second one, so getting to work with the people who actually made this masterpiece was honestly like a dream,” he said.

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