Into The Spider-Verse Sequel Is Officially In The Works

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Film
Published 09.06.20

A sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is in the works and hey, that’s excellent news!

Into the Spider-Verse was a genuinely fantastic film and may just be the best bit of Spider-Man media ever made for the screen.

I bought it not too long ago on Prime Video after seeing it in the cinema with Josh Rogers and one day when I was hungover, I watched it, finished it, saw that it was still light outside, got some food, sat down and watched it again.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel

It’s really good.

Everything worked and the animation style was impeccable. It could not be topped. In fact, I’m pretty sure Sony are tying to – or have succeeded in – trademarking that particular animation style.

Lead animator for Sony Imageworks, Nick Kondo, uploaded a short video to Twitter saying the sequel would be released in 2022. He captioned the post ‘first day on the job‘.

The film made a lot of money and pulled in an Oscar for the Best Animated film, so it makes sense that Sony fully intend to build on that success.

They teased a sequel in a number of ways; firstly when Gwen appeared to visit Miles from her dimension once everything was over, and in the post credits scene, we met Oscar Issac as Spider-Man 2099, travelling back to the 60s and getting involved in that meme.

A while ago Sony producer Amy Pascal confirmed to io9 that there is a sequel in the works, saying:

We are definitely hard at work on the sequel. You can expect another movie.

Meanwhile, on top of that, back in December of last year producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller spoke about the potential for a sequel, with Miller saying:

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“.

Lord then 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“.

I’m serious looking forward to this… In two years.

Images via Sony