Yet another release date chance announced yesterday by Sony Pictures includes the sequel to their Oscar-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Tentatively titled Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2, the sequel has been pushed back from April 8th, 2022 to October 7th, 2022.
— Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (@SpiderVerse) November 1, 2019
Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra) will be directing the animated movie from a script penned by Shang-Chi & The Legend of The Ten Rings and Wonder Woman 1984 screenwriter Dave Callaham. We don’t know too much about the sequel but it’s expected that Shameik Moore will be back to voice Miles Morales.
Oscar Isaac (Dune, Star Wars, X-Men: Apocalypse) voices Miguel O’Hara aka Spider-Man 2099, and is expected to play a role in the sequel as teased in the end credits scene from the original. Actress Greta Lee (Russian Doll) plays a hologram character named Layla (LYrate Lifeform Approximation) that assists Miguel and would likely be returning as well.
It is revealed that O’Hara has technology that will allow him to move between the Spider-Verse.
There is also a chance we’ll be seeing Takuya Yamashiro aka Japanese Spider-Man as well, as producer Phil Lord mentioned on Twitter that the character was designed.
Takuya, instead of a photographer for a newspaper is a motorcycle racer.
In this version, Spider-Man is Takuya Yamashiro, a young Japanese motorcycle racer who’s given blood by a 400-year-old Human Alien from the planet Spider, letting him turn into Spider-Man in order to defeat the Iron Cross Army in order to avenge his father. He has the basic costume and powers of the Western version (though he tends to shout attack names to use webs, and the webs and costume come from a bracelet) but little else is similar.
There is also an all-female spinoff film in the works from director Lauren Montgomery (Voltron, Batman: Year One) and screenwriter Bek Smith (Captain Marvel) that could have a connection to Spider-Verse 2 with those new characters potentially being introduced in Spider-Verse 2 first.
Alongside Hailee Steinfeld’s Spider-Gwen, we could end up seeing new characters join the franchise such as Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman, Cindy Moon aka Silk, Cassandra Webb aka Madame Webb, and May Parker aka Spider-Girl.
Are you excited about the sequel and what versions of Spider-Man do you want to see added to the lineup?