Story at a glance
- The sequel will hit theaters on April 8, 2022.
- The franchise focuses on Miles Morales, who is African American and Latino.
- “Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse,” the first animated film in the Spiderman franchise, won the Oscar, Golden Globe and Critic's Choice Award for best animated picture.
- The character of Miles Morales is voiced by Shameik Moore, a 24-year-old actor and singer
“Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse” was an underdog-turned-box office smash, grossing nearly $360 million worldwide. On Nov. 1, Sony Pictures announced via tweet that its sequel is coming out on April 8, 2022.
“Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse” is an animated movie centered on 13-year-old Miles Morales from Brooklyn, who, like Peter Parker, gains the powers of Spiderman when he’s bitten by a radioactive spider. The film is one of only a few movies in the superhero sphere that focus on people of color. The movie, which came out in 2018, won the Oscar for Best Animated Picture of the year.
According to Variety, Phil Lord, a producer and writer for the movie, accepted the award, saying, “When we hear that somebody’s kid was watching the movie and turned to them and said, ‘He looks like me,’ or ‘They speak Spanish like us,’ we feel like we already won.”
The Verge reports that Sony’s franchise around Morales may be “key to preparing for a world that [Tom] Holland’s Peter Parker may not exist in.” Sony and Disney are working on a third Holland movie to follow “Far from Home,” as the two companies reached a deal in September after a brief dispute.
Fans have known that a sequel to “Into the Spiderverse” was coming since June, when executive producer Amy Pascal told io9, “We are definitely hard at work on the sequel. You can expect another movie.