A sequel to 'Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse' has been confirmed
The on-going dispute between Marvel Studios and Sony over Spider-Man has been a tumultuous time for fans of the MCU. However, the one positive thing that many people took from any deals is that Sony pictures could potentially make a sequel to Into the Spider-Verse.
The animated movie - directed by Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti, and Rodney Rothman - used the story of Ultimate Marvel character Miles Morales to put a new spin on the web-slinger, with a dimension-hopping premise that was a major hit with fans.
Check out the trailer for Into The Spider-Verse below:
The movie tells the story of Miles having to take up the mantle of Spider-Man after Peter Parker dies. Aided by superheroes from parallel universes, Miles is forced to stop the Kingpin from building a machine that could jeopardize the fabric of the multiverse itself.
However, now Sony Pictures have announced that they are officially working on a sequel to the movie. The news was broken by the studio on Twitter on October 31, with a short video showing a spray-painted version of the Spider-Man logo, followed by the date of April 8, 2022.
In a recent interview with the LA Times, Phil Lord and Chris Miller revealed that making the first movie was an extremely arduous process - taking over 800 people working for four years before it could be completed.
They stated: "We wanted it to look like when you open a comic book or a graphic novel for the first time ... No one knew exactly how to accomplish that, but everyone was excited to figure out a way."
Watch the post-credits scene from Into The Spider-Verse below:
The first movie starred Shameik Moore as Miles, Jake Johnson as Peter Parker, Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, Mahershala Ali as The Prowler, Nicholas Cage as Spider-Man Noir, Jon Mulaney as Spide-Ham and Kimiko Glenn as Penni Parker.
It is currently unknown whether any of the original cast will be reprising their roles.