While the anticipation for the final installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man trilogy continues to grow, Sony Pictures has quietly dropped the first glimpse of its highly anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.
Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures have finally revealed the release date and title of their sequel following the Oscar-winning film Saturday at Brazil Comic Con. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verses (Part One) opens exclusively in theaters on October 7, 2022.
In a two-minute synopsis, Gwen Stacy (voiced by Hayley Steinfeld) unexpectedly visits Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), who can barely hide his embarrassment as Spider-Gwen gracefully enters his childhood bedroom.
“Is this the room you grew up in?” – says Gwen.
“That’s right,” Miles replies before hastily tossing the pink stuffed toy out the door. “But my dorm room is very mature.”
Director Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson, Through the Spider-Verses (Part One) sees Miles’s friendly neighbor Spider-Man team up with Spider-Gwen and other spider heroes to travel through the multiverse on a mission to defeat the new a powerful supervillain.
“Do you want to leave here?” Gwen asks for Miles, who timidly admits that he was imprisoned.
“Bummer,” she says. “Is Spider-Man Grounded?”
Co-written with Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and David Callaham, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse appeared four years after Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse wowed audiences with its experimental hybrid animation style. In 2019, Into the Spider-Verse won an Academy Award for Animated Feature Film.
Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, the first Spider-Verse movie featured the voices of Moore, Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Mahershala Ali, Zoe Kravitz, Kimiko Glenn, John Malani, Katherine. Khan and others.
In addition to returning actors Moore and Steinfeld, Through the Spider-Verse will also star Star Wars and Dune actor Oscar Isaac.
Through the Spider-Verse will be announced a couple of weeks before the debut of Spider-Man: No Way Home from Marvel and Sony – no doubt an attempt to capitalize on the spider mania leading up to its release.
Spider-Man: No Way Home starring Tom Holland and Zendaya hits theaters December 17th.