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Untitled 'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' Sequel Arrives April 2022

When an animated Spider-Man was first announced, few would have predicted it would go on to be not only the best reviewed animated film of the year, but also arguably one of the best animated films ever made. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse may not have been a major box-office success (its actually the lowest-earning Spider-Man film) but it earned enough for Sony to not only quickly green-light a sequel, but also a Gwen Stacy lead spin-off.

Sony has now officially announced a release date for the as-yet untitled Spider-Verse sequel: April 8, 2022. Yes, that's quite a long time to wait, but if the sequel lives up to the original, it'll be worth the wait. The news was announced via a short video clip released on twitter. It shows nothing more than a logo. However, the logo cycles through various different styles, which we can assume to represent different Spider-people or universes. Somebody who is familiar with the many spider-incarnations would probably be able to identify them. Of course, not knowing the set-up of the new film we don't know if that means all these spider-verses will feature in the film or if it's just easter eggs. However, the end of the first film definitely teased more universe-hopping. It would be very surprising if they decided on a more straight-forward Miles Morales story.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller still seem to be involved in some capacity, but the sequel is getting a change of director and writer. Joaquim Dos Santos ( of Avatar and Voltron Legendary Defender fame) is set to direct a script from Dave Callahan. Santos has serious animation cred (although the handling of Voltron's last season was not without controversy) but Callahan is more of a question. He hasn't got any other animation credits to his name, and his live-action credits include the three Expendables movies, Doom and  2014's Godzilla which doesn't inspire confidence. Still, Marvel has tapped him to write upcoming movie Shang-Chi, and DC signed him up for Wonder Woman 1984 so they must see something in him.

Concerns aside, this is still very exciting news and we can't wait to find out more! Are you excited for Spider-Verse 2? What would you like to see from the sequel(s)? Let us know in the comments or via our social media channels.

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