Two weeks ahead of the Dec. 14 premiere of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Hollywood Reporter revealed the Sony is already working on a sequel to the highly-anticipated animated film. Plus, the studio is also working on an all-female spinoff, which will most likely star characters like Spider-Gwen (who’s in the inaugural film) and potentially, Mary Jane Watson, Spider-Woman, Madame Web, Spider-Girl and Silk.
THR reports that Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Voltron) will direct the Spider-Verse sequel, with producer Amy Pascal (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, as well as the live-action Spidey movies) returning to her role for both the sequel and the spin-off. At time of writing, no other details about the sequel have been revealed, though THR notes that “seeds have been planted in the upcoming inaugural” film. The outlet specifically mentions Miles Morales’ starring role in Spider-Verse, so here’s hoping for more Miles content in the sequel for sure.
Meanwhile, Lauren Montgomery (Voltron, Batman: Year One, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse) is in negotiations to helm the Spider-women-centric spin-off. The script will be written by Bek Smith, who wrote episodes of the CBS series Zoo.
Additionally, Spider-Verse creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller, as well as Avi Arad, are expected to be involved creatively in some capacity.
It’s not surprising that Marvel Entertainment is capitalizing on the buzz surrounding Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, especially after fans were treated to the first 35 minutes of the film at New York Comic Con in October and came away buzzing about the film’s unique style. In case you’ve somehow missed it, check out the trailer below.