Alright, let’s do this one more time. The sequel to the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has announced an April 8, 2022 release date. Chris Miller—who co-produced the first film along with writer Phil Lord—noted that “we’re” back, although the sequel is bringing in new director Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender) and writer David Callaham (The Expendables).
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was co-directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman. The movie followed Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), a Brooklyn teen bitten by a radioactive spider just a few days after dimension-tampering by Wilson Fisk (Liev Schrieber) opened portals to other worlds and took the life of Earth-1610’s Peter Parker (Chris Pine). Luckily, Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson) arrives—along with Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Ham (John Mulaney), Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage), and Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn)—to help shape Miles into the hero he was destined to be.
Spider-Verse, not to put too fine a point on it, whipped every kind of ass imaginable and nabbed Sony an Academy Award for Outstanding Animated film. Back in December of 2018, producer Amy Pascal noted that a sequel would explore the romance between Gwen and Miles.
First, though, one of Pascal’s favorites, Gwen Stacy, will lead the way. The producer revealed that Sony’s upcoming Into the Spider-Verse sequel, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Voltron) and written by David Callaham (Wonder Woman 1984, Zombieland 2), will be focused on Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy—and will explore a romance between the two, a thread from Lord’s original script that ultimately didn’t fit in Into the Spider-Verse.
Check out the sequel announcement below. For more on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, here’s a rundown of the many Easter eggs from the first film along with our full review and an interview with the directors.
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