There was no doubt a sequel would be in the works when Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse won both the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature back in early 2019. But even despite the $375.5 million it has earned, there’s now definitive confirmation a sequel is “definitely” coming.
Producer Amy Pascal told io9 her team is back in the lab. “We are definitely hard at work on the sequel.” No release date or window was provided, nor did she divulge details about what’s to come in the Spider-Verse sequel. We’re only left with the news that we can “expect another movie.”
“Going forward, if there are more movies, I’m sure there will be more surprises,” co-director Rodney Rothman told GameSpot at the film’s digital and Blu-ray release in March 2019, stating that an Australian Spider-Man was cut from Spider-Verse. In addition to more Spideys, we may see previous Peter Parker’s Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man series) and Tobey Maguire (the original Spider-Man trilogy) in the Spider-Verse sequel. Producer Chris Miller said their appearance was something the team “definitely talked about, more than once, and decided that ultimately, there are many more opportunities in the future.”
Pascal served as a producer on the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home–scheduled to debut in theatres on July 2–as well as other recent spider-related projects like Spider-Man: Homecoming, Venom, and The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Pascal also has production credits on Greta Gerwig’s upcoming coming-of-age period drama Little Women, slated to premiere on December 25.
In our Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse review, we said, “It manages to blow right past the dangers of sinking into after school special territory by believing wholeheartedly in its own message and delivering it with appropriately genuine stakes. The end result is an instant animated classic, and, with any luck, the first of many of its kind.”