Spider-Verse to swing in with its sequel in 2022

Sony Pictures Animation has officially announced that the sequel to its fan-favourite, Oscar-winning feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be spinning its web in theatres on April 8, 2022. Columbia Pictures is releasing the film.

Released last December, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse marked the big-screen debut of Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) — an Afro-Latino teen juggling his everyday life in New York with school, friends, and the added responsibility of being Spider-Man. Lauded for its innovative animation which brought comic-book pop to the big screen in an all-new way, the movie sees Miles cross paths with erstwhile defender of the Big Apple, Peter Parker, and different iterations of Spidey across the multi-verse.

Among its many accolades, Spider-Verse won best animated feature honours from the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs, as well as multiple Annie Awards and VES Awards. It grossed $375.5 million at the worldwide box office ($190.2M domestic).

The film was directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, written by Phil Lord and Rothman, and produced by Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Avi Arad, Amy Pascal and Christina Steinberg.

From Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the uniquely creative minds behind The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse offered audiences a fresh vision of the Spider-Man universe with a groundbreaking visual style that was the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where anyone can wear the iconic mask. The film, based on Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli’s 2011 comic book about alternative Spider-People from six different Spider-Universes, embraced a new, contemporary take on a familiar classic, told using unconventional, bold and highly sophisticated styles of animated storytelling never seen before.

 

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