Spider-Man has seen a few unfortunate cinematic setbacks lately. Not only have the release dates of Morbius and Venom: Let There Be Carnage been delayed, but Tom Holland’s Spider-Man 3 has also been pushed back. Fortunately, though, earlier this week, animator Nick Kondo has taken to Twitter and announced that he has begun working on Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2.
For those of you who may not know, Nick Kondo worked on the previous installment of Sony’s Spider-Verse, and in the past has been very vocal on social media with updates about the project. So now we know that Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2 has finally started production, which is a huge milestone amidst the current pandemic. With the production of so many media projects being delayed, it’s been a fairly bleak year in terms of entertainment, so when I heard that the sequel to one of my favorite Spider-Man feature films has begun production, I got excited.
Unfortunately, the release date has been moved to October 7, 2022, over two years from now, which is pretty disappointing, if you ask me, but in our world of modern conveniences and immediate entertainment, I’m willing to admit that my appetite for constant stimulation has spoiled me, so I can wait!
Other than the film’s release, what else do we know? For those of you who aren’t up to date, since 2018 we knew, thanks to Sony CEO Amy Pascal, that the next installment in the Spider-Verse Universe will center around the romance between Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy, or Spider-Gwen (Or Ghost-Spider, as I prefer to refer to her as).
We also know that prolific comic book artist Kris Anka is attached to the project, who is best known for his work on Marvel comics including Captain Marvel, X-Men, Wolverine, the 2014 Spider-Verse comic-book storyline, as well as his 2014 redesign of Spider-Woman.
To write and direct the project, receptively are Joaquim Dos Santos and David Callaham. Santos was the director of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Callaham was the writer for such movies as The Expendables, Zombieland: Double Tap and Wonder Woman 1984. Clearly this new project is within very capable hands!
It’s safe to say that I’m pretty excited to see this movie once it comes to theaters, and I hope you are, too! Next to Batman, Spider-Man is my favorite superhero, and I find Miles Morales to be a refreshing addition to the character’s mythos.
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