Generative AI is creeping like a spider into many sectors, and film is no exception. Many industry observers and Hollywood execs themselves have said they expect AI to transform jobs in the industry. But fans of one major franchise were able to breath a sigh of relief this week when a producer ruled out the use of AI art.

Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse (formerly Across the Spider-Verse Part Two) producer and co-writer Christopher Miller responded to pleas from fans on X to say that the upcoming sequel will not make any use of generative AI. And the reason he gives is that the film aims to break new ground, not steal and rehash old ideas.