Chris Miller teases new animation for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2
A month ago it was confirmed that production had finally begun on Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel. Now Oscar-winning producer Chris Miller has taken to Twitter to reveal the first update from the upcoming film. He teased that fans should expect to see far more groundbreaking animation techniques on Spider-Verse 2 than the first film. Miller’s revelation definitely takes the fans’ level of anticipation and excitement up a notch, with Sony Imageworks continuing to handle the sequel’s production.
Joaquim Dos Santos (Voltron: Legendary Defenders) will direct the upcoming sequel. He will also be joined by screenwriter David Callaham, whose previous credits include Wonder Woman 1984 and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Sony Imageworks is again handling the sequel’s animation as they were the ones were responsible for the film’s comic impressive CGI animation which gave it a comic book design feel to it. The studio had reportedly used more than 170 animators to create Into the Spider-Verse.
Originally scheduled for an April 2022 release, the Spider-Verse sequel has now been pushed back to October 7, 2022 which will be over three years since the Oscar-winning first film had its theatrical release in 2018.
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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.