Into the Spider-Verse Sequel Is Happening

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BY June 21, 2019

Fear not, True-Believers! Sony confirmed today that an Into the Spider-Verse sequel is on its way. Some years ago, when Sony announced another new Spider-Man movie outside of the MCU continuity, fans worried. It felt like a movie we didn’t need nor one would we be that interested in. Were we ever wrong. 2018’s Into the Spider-Verse ended up becoming many fans’ favorite Spidey movie, introducing a whole new multiverse of characters. With a breathtaking, unique visual style and an incredible story at its heart, the film went on to win an Oscar. After that success, a sequel to the film seemed like a foregone conclusion. Shortly after release, there were rumors of not just a single Into the Spider-Verse sequel, but a whole “universe” of them, to include television. No official announcements came from Sony, but a woman who should know says its happening.

Amy Pascal Confirms Into the Spider-Verse Sequel

One of the people most responsible for bringing Spider-Man to the big screen and keeping him there is former Sony executive Amy Pascal. In 2016, she left the studio to form Pascal Pictures, but she remains involved with Spider-Man. A producer on Spider-Verse and both MCU Spider-Man films, she’s in a position to know what’s in Sony and Marvel’s webshooters. “We are definitely hard at work on the sequel,” Pascal told Germain Lussier of, saying that fans can expect at least another movie. Yet, they can probably expect a lot more than that.

Phil Lord came up with the story and wrote the screenplay, while his directing and producing partner Chris Miller helped produce the film. With a career featuring incredible highs—the Lego Movie—and incredible lows—being fired from Solo—the two men are camping out in Sony’s corner of the Marvel universe for some time. In late 2018 the signed an “nine-figure overall deal” with the Sony Pictures TV studio. They will develop a range of series, including “a suite of television series based on Sony’s universe of Marvel characters,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Along with the Spider-Verse sequel, there are also plans for an all-female hero film featuring Spider-Gwen, Silk, and some version of Spider-Woman.

The Spider-Verse has Limitless Potential

When Sony entered into their unprecedented partnership with Marvel Studios, fans were shocked. After the abysmal failure of the Amazing Spider-Man sequel, it seemed like only a matter of time before Marvel Studios reacquired the rights to their most famous character. Yet, an Into the Spider-Verse sequel will not just prove that Sony’s still in the game, it could set up an animated universe as ambitious and expansive as the MCU itself. The inclusion of a multi-verse is a great device for comic book films, especially those that have been adapted before. For example, during their multiverse crossover event, the CW’s Arrowverse brought back the version of the Flash played by John Wesley Shipp in 1990. That show’s “universe” and the Arrowverse are parallel and, thus, connected.

The Spider-Verse is the same way. In theory, Sony could conceive of a film where live-action Spider-Man actors like Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland could reprise their roles. Hopefully, Sony doesn’t go full Roger Rabbit, but animated versions of those Spider-Men would delight fans and unify Sony’s movies (good and bad) in fans’ eyes. With other Spider-adjacent characters like Venom, Carnage, Morbius, and others to play with, Sony is very much still in the Marvel business. The Into the Spider-Verse sequel, if successful, could be the beginning of the biggest Spider-franchise yet. At the very least, we’ll have at least one more outing with Miles Morales, Peter B. Parker, and Spider-Gwen to look forward to in a couple of years.

Image via Sony Pictures


Joshua M. Patton is a father, veteran, and writer living in Pittsburgh, PA. The first books he read on his own were comics, and he's loved the medium ever since. He is the greatest star-pilot in the galaxy, a cunning warrior, and a good friend. His book "What I Learned: Stories, Essays, and More" is available in print from Amazon and from all electronic booksellers.

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