Get ready for all of your favorite friendly neighborhood spider-people to reconvene to fight crime once again.
On Friday afternoon, Sony announced in a Tweet that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 would be arriving on April 8, 2022. This may seem like a long way off, and no one wants to wait another two and a half years for Spider-Verse 2, but that’s probably the soonest a movie like this could possibly be ready. Considering how unique the animation style is, the Spider-Verse movies will always take quite a bit of time.
The Spider-Verse social media accounts had teased that a big announcement would be coming soon, and the release date of a sequel certainly fits that bill. Of course, the team behind Spider-Verse has been pulling for an entire franchise for quite a while.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse followed teenage web slinger Miles, who gets bitten by a radioactive spider and takes up the mantle of New York’s favorite hero after he sees Peter Parker (Chris Pine) die. However, it turns out that the Peter Miles knows isn’t the only Peter Parker out there, and after a wormhole opens up in multiple dimensions, Miles teams up with the friendly neighborhood spider-people — including a down-on-his-luck Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson) and a crime-fighting Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) — from those dimensions to take down Kingpin (Liev Schrieber) and stop his evil plan.
For now, however, Miles fans will simply have to wait until 2022 to see their favorite graffiti-loving friendly neighborhood Spider-Man swing back into theaters.
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