The SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Sequel Will Focus on Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy's Relationship
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is now in theaters and I can’t wait for all of you to see it! Sony Pictures is very happy and proud of the film, and they should be! It’s great! They are now starting to plan out the future of the franchise.
We already know that a sequel is coming and thanks to Vanity Fair, we have some details on one of the plot elements that the sequel will play with… the relationship between Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy.
Not sure how this will exactly work because the two characters are from different dimensions, but we’ll just have to wait and see! The report says that Gwen Stacy is one of producer Amy Pascal’s favorite characters, and then adds:
"Gwen Stacy, will lead the way. The producer revealed that Sony’s upcoming Into the Spider-Verse sequel... 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."
Apparently the romance between Miles and Gwen had a bigger part in first film, but the studio wanted to cut back on it to keep the focus on Miles’ origin story, which was a smart move. There’s no reason to rush into that relationship, now it can be one of the main focuses of the sequel.
I loved how these characters were developed in the film, and you can definitely see the seeds of a future romance between the two planted in it. I’m looking forward to seeing how their relationship comes together and grows.
There is a great storyline in the comics that could make for a sequel. The comic is called Spider-Man/Spider-Gwen Sitting in a Tree, and it follows Miles as he is sent to Spider Gwen’s universe to save his dad. This is where the relationship between the two characters really blossoms. Here’s the description of that story:
Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy are two young heroes from different Earths, but what threat could unite the Spider-Man and Spider-Woman of the new generation? The answer will rock both their worlds! Not for the first time, Miles will find himself in another universe — and he's in pursuit of someone he holds dear. But will that description soon apply to Gwen? Or, as the stakes are raised, will this spider-crossed pair see teen romance give way to arachnid animosity? First comes love, then comes much worse, then comes chaos in the Multiverse!
Yeah, that sounds like it would be the perfect story to tell for the sequel! What do you think?