Into the Spider-Verse 2 got a tease today on Twitter. That’s right, Sony’s much-loved 2018 academy award-winning animated film Into the Spider-Verse, which starred Miles Morales as Spider-Man, is teasing what appears to be a sequel for April 8, 2022.
It’s all happening on Twitter, as you can see below:
— Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (@SpiderVerse) November 1, 2019
Meanwhile, the first film’s co-producer, Christopher Miller, added this:
— Christopher Miller (@chrizmillr) November 1, 2019
This is all, of course, teasing a sequel to the first movie, which since its release has really accelerated the popularity of the Miles Morales (and Ghost-Spider, Gwen Stacy) character and been all the rage pretty much since advanced screening started among the vast majority of folks who make and read comics.
And why wouldn’t it be? Of all the big screen superhero adaptations to date, Into the Spider-Verse features an animation style that most strongly resembles the artwork from actual comics. We definitely loved it here at The Beat. Plus, it basically puts on a storytelling clinic for how best to modernize a character created before many of us were born for today’s world and audience.
Anyway, no word yet on literally anything else about the film. The first movie was directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman. Miles Morales first appeared in Ultimate Fallout #4 (August 2011), and he was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sarah Pichelli. Into the Spider-Verse (the first one) was essentially an origin story, in which Miles gets his powers, watches the Spider-Man of his world die, and then has a mighty adventure with a collection of other Spider-Folks from across the Spider-Verse.