‘Spider-Verse’ sequel underway, ahead of 2022 release

Sony Pictures Animation is returning to the multiverse of heroes explored by Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2. Lead animator Nick Kondo confirmed on his twitter account that the production has begun. “First day on the job!”, he tweeted. The details are under wraps. But all we know is, Annie Award winner and Daytime Emmy nominee Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra) is directing and The Expendables scribe Dave Callaham is writing the script. Voice star Shameik Moore is expected to return as the voice of Miles for the sequel. Santos’ directing credits also include DC shorts Jonah Hex, The Return of Black Adam, Green Arrow and The Spectre, as well as TV’s Justice League Unlimited, G.I. Joe: Resolute and Voltron: Legendary Defender. Callaham’s upcoming writing credits also include Wonder Woman 1984, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Disney’s Hercules live-action revamp. The original Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) film received the Best Animated Feature Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Annie Awards, as well as five additional Annies and a slew of other honors. And was was a critical and commercial success, grossing $190M domestically and $375M globally. Originally announced for release on 6 April 2022, the Spideys will swing back to theaters on 7 October 2022.