The SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Team Are Hard at Work on the Sequel
Thanks to producer Amy Pascal, we have an update on the sequel to the incredible animated film Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Just in case you had any doubt that a sequel was being developed, Pascal recently told io9:
“We are definitely hard at work on the sequel. You can expect another movie.”
The upcoming Spider-Verse sequel is being directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, who previously worked on shows such as Avatar: The Last Airbender and Voltron: Legendary Defender. David Callaham (The Expendables, Wonder Woman 1984) is writing the script.
We also know that the team is developing a number of series that will be based in this universe and focus on certain characters scattered throughout it. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are not only producing the films, but they are producing these shows as well. Pascal went on to say:
“We are doing some television and all these things have to make sense together. I think we have some fantastic shows that we’re doing and we’re just putting them together now.”
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse was my favorite movie of 2018 and it’s going to be awesome seeing how they handle the future films and TV shows. There is so much to play with in this universe!
We don’t know much about the story, but it’s been said that it will be set two years after the events of the first film. It’s also been said that Gwen Stacy will be involved.
I’m hoping that the sequel will be inspired by the comic book story arc for Spider-Man/Spider-Gwen Sitting in a Tree, which 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!
What do you hope to see from this franchise in the future?