Into the Spider-Verse Sequel Might Include Japanese Spider-Man
It has been less than a week since the release date for Sony Pictures’ highly-anticipated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel was announced. Because of this news, many fans are excited to see which new versions of Spider-Man will be featured in the sequel.
When Shannon Tindle, creator of the animated film Kubo and the Two Strings, reached out to executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller on Twitter, he happily offered his creative services to make a design of Takuya Yamashiro a.k.a Japanese Spider-Man for the animated sequel. Lord replied to Tindle, confirming that there’s already a designed for the character which means that there’s a possibility that the producers are considering to include Japanese Spider-Man in their new Spider-Men roster for Into the Spider-Verse 2.
In addition to its impressive run on the awards circuit leading up to the Oscars, the animated epic took in $350 million at the box office and introduced Miles Morales as Spider-Man to a new generation. Shameik Moore, star of The Get Down and Dope, voices Miles Morales in the film. He is joined by Liev Schreiber as Kingpin, Mahershala Ali as Miles’ Uncle Aaron, Brian Tyree Henry as Miles’ father Jefferson, Luna Lauren Velez as Miles’ mother Rio, Lily Tomlin as Aunt May, with Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen, Jake Johnson as Peter Parker along with Kimiko Glenn (Orange Is the New Black) as SP//dr aka Peni Parker; comedian John Mulaney as Spider-Ham; and Nicolas Cage as Spider-Man Noir.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman. The script was written by Phil Lord, who produced the film along with Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Christopher Miller, and Christina Steinberg.