Hopefully no one is surprised that the Oscar-winning, critically-acclaimed, box-office-knockout Spider-Man movie is getting a sequel. And it’s the one from Sony, who would have thought? But yes, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is happening, and we even have a date.
— Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (@SpiderVerse) November 1, 2019
The teaser is incredibly short, but there are a few things we can glean. One, it’s going to be a while — the movie won’t be seeing the light of day (or I guess, light of the movie theater?) for another two and a half years. But the logo in the video does glitch out, much like the other Spider-people when they end up in Miles’ universe. It’s hard to pick out any particular color schemes or themes, but Inverse seems to have picked up a reference to the old 1990s cartoon version of the character.
In the first film, we see Spider-Man 2099, a.k.a Miguel O’Hara, in an after-credits scene, where he is hopping dimensions. Miguel, portrayed by Oscar Isaac in the scene, may or may not play a crucial part in this new film, but it seems more than likely. We also see Miles getting contacted by Spider-Gwen at the end, so we could be entering the conflict that way.
Not announced specifically in the teaser, we do know that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will be back to produce it. No word yet as to who in the cast will be returning.
While it is a bummer that we won’t get to see more dimension-crossing adventures in the near future, I’m glad Sony is taking its time and working to make sure the film is as strong as possible. It would be embarrassing, and a little depressing, for the follow-up to crash so spectacularly after an Oscar win.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is set to premiere in theaters on April 8, 2022.