After charming audiences and winning a slew of major awards, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is officially back for a sequel.
The highly-anticipated animated film has gotten very few updates in recent months, outside of confirmation of a new release date. That has changed, as it has been revealed that a trio of new directors — Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson — has been brought on to helm the sequel. Coupled with that major update was confirmation that Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are confirmed to be writing the film’s script, alongside Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings‘ David Callaham. Lord originally co-wrote the first Spider-Verse with one of the film’s original directors, Rodney Rothman.
Curious that Peter Ramsey, the lead director for the first film, isn’t returning.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 will follow the ongoing adventures of Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), who fully established himself as his universe’s Spider-Man over the course of the first film. While it’s unclear exactly which cast members are set to return, the cast of the first film included Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker, Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, Nicholas Cage as Spider-Man Noir, Kimiko Glenn as Peni Parker, John Mulaney as Spider-Ham, and Oscar Isaac as Spider-Man 2099. Recent rumors suggested that Christopher Daniel Barnes would be returning to voice Spider-Man from the eponymous 1990s animated series, but those have since been debunked.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is currently set to be released in theaters on October 7, 2022.