Sequel to 'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' is definitely 'in the works'

Sequel to 'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' is definitely 'in the works'

Toward the end of last year, Sony shocked us all by producing a Spider-Man film that wasn't total garbage (the first time this had happened without the help of Marvel in over a decade), when they gave us the animated masterpiece Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.

It made a ton of money  - $375.5 million according to the BoxOfficeMojo - and gained critical acclaim, even taking home Best Animated Feature at the 2019 Oscars. Therefore, you could forgive Sony for immediately wanting to cash in on that success. And to be less cynical, they did kind of tease a sequel in the post-credits scene for the movie, with Oscar Issac making a brief - but interesting - appearance.

Here's what you missed at the end of Into The Spider-Verse:

At the time, it seemed like mostly a fun extra joke, but Sony producer Amy Pascal confirmed to io9 that there is a sequel in the works, don't you worry. "We are definitely hard at work on the sequel," she said. "You can expect another movie."

This comes after producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller spoke to back in December 2018 about the possibilities of an Into The Spider-Verse sequel.

"I think there's a bunch [of new characters], and I don't want to say too much because there's a wide breadth of characters that are coming out of the Spider-Man universes now, and it's really fun to be able to sort of think about plucking ones that you haven't seen before or have something interesting thematic to say," explained Miller, while Lord added:

"I have to think about that. That's a good question that we haven't been asked before, which is why we're sitting here going, 'We don't have a good [answer]. We are like, 'Oh, wow. We're about to go into this big junket. We might have to have an answer for that."

Into The Spider-Verse Credit: Getty

Meanwhile, the Hollywood Reporter said all the way back in November that Joaquim Dos Santos -  who's worked on the cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender as well as Netflix's Voltron series - has been tapped to direct, though talks for this are still at the preliminary stage.

David Callaham, writer for the Expendables as well as Zombieland 2 and Wonder Woman 1984, is attached as a possible writer for the film.