Now that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is in theaters worldwide, the floodgates for more Sony films starring the myriad of Spider-People from the pages of Marvel Comics have effectively been opened.
Now, Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller have revealed some of the Spider-Men and Spider-Women that they want to see jump into the Spider-Verse.
In an interview with CinemaBlend, Lord and Miller shared a few new faces they'd personally like to see in future films, specifically naming the popular comic book characters Silk, Peter Parker's classmate who was also bitten by a radioactive spider, and Spider-Punk, the alternate reality revolutionary rocker Hobbie Brown.
"This is not a promise at all," said Lord. "There's tons of the, you know, Spider-diaspora that are out there... I'd be really psyched to see Silk do something and really psyched to be Spider-Punk. I just think, aesthetically, the thing you in a movie with that would be amazing."
However, Lord also expressed interest in bringing some more obscure live-action versions of Spidey to the big screen. "I wouldn't mind Japanese Spider-Man," he laughed. "Also, Italian Spiderman, let us not forget."
For context, Japanese Spider-Man, who's also called Supaidāman, comes from from Spider-Man, a live-action Japanese TV series that was produced by the Toei Company and aired from 1978 to 1979. In recent years, the series got a new lease on life as the over-the-top clips of Leopardon, Spider-Man's giant robot, and a gun-toting Spidey were passed around online.
Meanwhile, Italian Spiderman is a 2007 Australian film that parodies Italian action films from the 1960s and 1970s. It also pokes fun at the misrepresentation of some American superhero superheroes present in some older foreign films, which is why the lead character is called "Spiderman."
"What's cool about the movie is that, if you're into that sort of stuff, the deep comic book canon, it's awesome," Miller chimed in. "But even if you have no understanding of what comic books are or you've never opened a page of one, these movies are for you too, you know?"
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 in theaters now.