Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has steadily been generating buzz since it was announced, garnering praise for its animation style and the variety of characters featured in the film. Now, several weeks ahead of the film's opening, Sony Pictures Animation has already announced plans for not just a sequel, but also a female-led spinoff movie.
As detailed by The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Pascal, the producer for both Spider-Verse and its live-action counterparts, will return for the movies, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller, two of the creative forces behind Spider-Verse, expected to be involved in some capacity. It has also been revealed that animation director Joaquim Dos Santos, best known for his work on Avatar: The Last Airbender and Voltron: Legendary Defender, will direct the Spider-Verse sequel.
In addition, Dos Santos' fellow Voltron director, Lauren Montgomery, who also co-directed the Batman: Year One animated film, is currently in talks to head the spinoff film, with Bek Smith providing the script. Further details about the films, such as the plots and which female characters from the Spider-Man mythos will star in the spinoff, have not yet been revealed, though Spider-Woman, Spider-Gwen and Silk are possible candidates for the ensemble.
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 opens on Dec. 14.