A Fun GIF Reveals Into The Spider-Verse 2 Has Begun Production
For fans of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse—and there are millions of us—some good news almost snuck by us on Monday. The lead animator on the film’s highly anticipated sequel, Nick Kondo, quietly sent out a tweet alerting the world to the fact that Into the Spider-Verse 2 had begun production. We’ve known for quite a while now that the sequel to Sony’s Oscar-winning film was slated for an April 2022 release date, but since then the world has changed and absolutely nothing has been certain. Now we know that Into the Spider-Verse 2 has swung back into production, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender) from a script by David Callaham (The Expendables), with a new release date.
Kondo’s tweet includes a cool GIF:
First day on the job! pic.twitter.com/qfqcCAi9wF
— Nick Kondo 近藤 (@NickTyson) June 8, 2020
Like nearly every other major production, Into the Spider-Verse 2 has a new release date—October 7, 2022. That’s only a six-month difference from the original premiere date. The folks we know who are definitely involved in Into the Spider-Verse 2 along with Kondo, Dos Santos, and Callaham are Shameik Moore, set to return as Miles Morales, and producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Pretty much everything else about the film is under wraps, including who will be returning from the gangbusters cast. One imagines many of Miles’ old pals will be back, including Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker, Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, John Mulaney as Spider-Ham, Kimiko Glenn as Peni Parker, and Nicolas Cage as Spider-Man Noir.
While Into the Spider-Verse 2 gets back to production, it joins what is now being called the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters, which includes Tom Holland’s Spidey films, Venom, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage and the upcoming Morbius.
Featured image: Peni (Kimiko Glen), Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Ham (John Mulaney), Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage) in Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.