According to Phil Lord, there may be a version of Takuya Yamashiro a.k.a. Japanese Spider-Man ready to go for the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel.
Character designer and creator of the animated film Kubo and the Two Strings, Shannon Tindle, reached out to Lord on Twitter, saying he would be happy to design the Japanese Spider-Man character for the Into the Spider-Verse sequel. "He’s designed!" Lord replied.
He’s designed!— Phil Lord (@philiplord) November 5, 2019
Japan's Spider-Man TV series first premiered on May 17, 1978, and was created by the Toei Company. The original release of the series ended on March 14, 1979. It starred Yamashiro Takuya as Spider-Man and ran for 41 episodes, plus a movie. Since the announcement of the Into the Spider-Verse sequel, many fans have requested that Japanese Spider-Man make an appearance.
The sequel was announced earlier this month and is planned to release on April 8, 2022. There is no official word on the cast or characters set to appear in the film.
Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse stars Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Jake Johnson, Mahershala Ali, Hailee Steinfeld, Liev Schreiber, Luna Lauren Velez, Lily Tomlin, Nicolas Cage, John Mulaney and Kimiko Glenn. The film is available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.