Sony is certainly confident with their soon-to-be-released animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
The Sony Pictures Animation film has been enjoying some very positive buzz on the way to release, boding well for a healthy return for the studio. So, naturally, they’re looking ahead, and they already have a sequel and spin-off in the works.
As reported by THR, Sony is currently developing a follow-up to the film, continuing on the adventures of mixed-race Spider-Man, Miles Morales. On board to direct the sequel is Joaquim Dos Santos, who is perhaps best known for his work on Netflix’s Voltron and Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender. The script will come from Wonder Woman 1984 and Zombieland 2 scribe David Callaham.
The spinoff is reportedly set to focus on a number of the female heroes in the Spidey universe. According to Deadline, the Spider-Women movie “will focus on three generations of women with Spidey powers. Bek Smith will write the script. One of these characters could very well be Spider-Gwen, a breakout character from the Spider-Verse.” Hailee Steinfeld voices Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In talks to direct this one is Lauren Montgomery, who has also worked on Voltron and whose credits include Young Justice and Batman: Year One. Bek Smith is on board as screenwriter.
Lego Movie directors/writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are the writers behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and are expected to stay on board as creatives on these projects, although there haven’t been any official deals signed. Longtime Spider-Man screen projects producer Amy Pascal is attached to both these planned films.
Into the Spider-Verse swings into Australian cinemas on December 13 and hits the US on December 14.