Sony Announces Release Date For ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sequel

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Sony Pictures Animation just shared a teaser for the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel on Twitter which revealed that it will be releasing on April 8, 2022.

This means that we will be getting a live-action Spider-Man film in 2021 and an animated film the following year.

What can we expect from Spider-Verse 2?

In an interview with Screen Rant, director Rodney Rothman said, “In the end, we found the movie played fine without us tagging every single possible thing, but we definitely think of Liv as someone who is not gone from the story and who, in many ways, is our most powerful bad guy.”

She’s manipulating a lot of things to achieve her own grand ambitions.

Rodney Rothman

However, it is uncertain as to whether Doc Ock will be playing a bigger role in the Spider-Verse sequel or in the all-female spin-off.

What else do we know?

Rodney Rothman also revealed some important details in an interview with Variety.

Do you have time? I’ll tell you literally everything that’s going to happen in the sequel. We’re going to start with Miles, we’re gonna cut two years later.

Rodney Rothman

Rodney unfortunately cut themselves off before pulling a Ruffalo and spilling far too much of the beans.

From that quote, we did find out some fairly important details, though. We know that the film will have a time-skip and that it will ‘start’ with Miles.

Who will the focus shift to later on, then? Will it be old faces, new faces or old faces from new dimensions?

Tom Holland’s cut Spider-Verse cameo

It was revealed in an interview on JOE.co.uk that Tom Holland had a cameo in the first film but it was cut.

However, the new Sony and Disney deal has Holland’s Spider-Man in Sony’s universe as well as Disney’s.

This means that we may see him have a role in the Spider-Verse sequel as he nearly did already.

Where did the last film end?

The last film ended with Miles Morales getting a surprise visit from Gwen Stacey, meaning that multiverse travel is possible and that these characters can still interact with one another.

We also saw Miguel O’Harra delve into the past and encounter the 60s Spider-Man, recreating the famous meme. Those two may also appear in the sequel.

Who is returning?

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse was directed by Bob Persichetti, Rodney Rothman and Peter Ramsey and they appear to be returning for the sequel.

Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld can be expected to reprise their roles as Miles and Gwen respectively. If Doc Ock is indeed playing a larger role, Kathryn Hahn is likely to return as well.

Miles’ parents, played by Brian Tyree Henry and Lauren Vélez, can also be expected to return.

What do you want to see from the sequel? What alternate Spider-People do you want to make an appearance? Let us know all of your thoughts in the comments below.


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James Troughton
James Troughton is a nineteen year old freelance journalist studying at Newcastle University. He runs The Cross Button, an indie gaming website, and he is a sub-editor for the gaming section of The Courier.