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Production for the Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse sequel has kicked off

By Kenneth Ang - on 9 Jun 2020, 4:40pm

Production for the Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse sequel has kicked off

Image: Sony

Hey there, fellow web-slingers. Do your spidey senses seem to be tingling incessantly today?

If so, don't freak out - they're actually right on the mark because Sony has just announced that production for the Into The Spider-Verse sequel has officially begun. Actually, you can ask animator Nick Kondo about it - he tweeted out "First day on the job!" earlier today, alongside the promotional GIF Sony used to announce the sequel last November. Check it out here!

But before we get into it, for the sake of convenience, as well as the fact that the movie has yet to be formally titled, we'll be referring to the sequel as ITSV 2 herein. 

Although it's good news to hear that production has started, we still don't know much about ISTV 2 at this point apart from three things: first, the movie will apparently drop into cinemas on 8th April 2022. This was the date confirmed by Sony via the official ISTV Twitter, so you can go mark down your calendar if you haven't already.

Image: Sony

Second, the film will supposedly continue to explore the budding (romantic?) relationship between Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy. This is an excellent follow-up considering the first ISTV movie was praised for its impressive story and character development, among other things like animation quality. In that vein, it also means we can expect the same voice actors to reprise their roles, namely Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld as Miles and Gwen respectively. 

Now, the third point is somewhat of a spoiler, so for those who haven't watched the first movie, feel free to skip this paragraph. In the post-credits scene, we caught a glimpse of Spider-Man 2099 Miguel O'Hara, so it's only logical that Sony might assign him a (key) role in ISTV 2. Even if they don't, we can be sure that he will make an appearance somewhere. 

Oh yes, it was also made known to us somewhere along the line that Venom, which starred Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, takes place in the same universe as the ISTV movies. Naturally, this opened up the possibility of even more crossovers among the fans, especially one involving Jared Leto's version of Dr. Michael Morbius. But seeing as everyone is still shooting in the dark, we'll just follow along and see where the guys at Sony plan to take their collection of characters.