Kemp Powers on having time to tell Spider-Man’s story

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Kemp Powers. Photo credit: Deborah Coleman

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Kemp Powers’ projects from just the last few years include Pixar’s animated “Soul,” “One Night in Miami,” and now, the box office juggernaut “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.” Powers co-directed the latest chapter of the superhero saga and tells The Treatment the longer length of this installment allowed for a richer story without sacrificing audience engagement. He explains why he believes Spider-Man as a character connects with Black audiences. And he talks about how much is conveyed by Miles and Gwen just swinging around on a date.



Rebecca Mooney