Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Far From Home is heading our way next month. But as excellent as this follow-up is sure to be, let's not forget about the other killer Spider-Man franchise we have out there Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. And speaking of the Academy Award-winning animated motion picture, today we have word via producer Amy Pascal that - no worries - the powers that be behind the scenes are working hard on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2.
There have been some rumors that a Spider-Verse TV show may replace the sequel. Amy Pascal confirms this about a follow-up, saying that is not the case, and that the next animated big screen adventure will be a direct sequel to the Oscar winning original.
"We are definitely hard at work on the sequel. You can expect another movie. Well, of course it's going to be on the big screen and it's going to be about Miles."
I don't know about you, but this news of a true sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse excites me more than if we were getting word on a third MCU Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield. Granted that would be just about the coolest Spider-Man movie news of all-time, it's just that my kids have absolutely worn the original Spider-Verse movie out. So getting to tell the little ones that Miles Morales, Peter Parker, and Gwen Stacy are all set to return to our living room in the near-future delights me to no end. Now, what about seeing Miles Morales in a live-action movie? Pascal says this about that possibility.
"No, I don't think you should exclude [Miles from a live-action movie]. I think you should assume there is nothing to exclude."
The original Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse centered on a teenager named Miles Morales who becomes the Spider-Man of his reality, and crosses paths with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities. The film featured the voice work of Shameik Moore as Miles Morales / Spider-Man, Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker / Spider-Man, Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy / Spider-Woman, Mahershala Ali as Miles's uncle Aaron Davis / Prowler, and Brian Tyree Henry as Miles's father, Jefferson Davis. Lily Tomlin joined them as Peter's aunt May, along with Luna Lauren Velez as Miles's mother Rio Morales, Zoë Kravitz as Mary Jane Watson, John Mulaney as Peter Porker / Spider-Ham, Kimiko Glenn as Peni Parker, and Nicolas Cage as Peter Parker / Spider-Man Noir. Kathryn Hahn rounded out the cast as Olivia "Liv" Octavius / Doctor Octopus, along with Liev Schreiber as Wilson Fisk / Kingpin.
Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman directed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse from a screenplay written by Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman based on a story by Phil Lord based on Spider-Man by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and Miles Morales created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli. The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller produced the animated movie along with Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, and Christina Steinberg. The hit movie featured music by Daniel Pemberton and editing by Robert Fisher Jr. Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Marvel Entertainment, Arad Productions, Lord Miller Productions, and Pascal Pictures were the production companies behind the flick which was distributed into a theater near you by Sony Pictures Releasing back on December 14, 2018. The $90 million production managed to snag a killer $375.5 million at the box-office worldwide. The film also won Best Animated Feature Film at the 76th Golden Globe Awards and Best Animated Feature as well at the 91st Academy Awards. This story comes to us via io9 and Fandango.