There have been very few updates regarding the upcoming comic book sequel, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2, but we’ve got a big one now, as it has been revealed that the movie will feature a trio of directors: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson. With the follow-up to re-tackling Miles Morales’ ongoing adventures, bringing in multiple Spider-Men, and digging deeper into the multiverse, the project needs as many guiding hands as possible.
“The crew behind the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse set such a ridiculously high bar, and we are humbled to rise to the challenge of charting the next chapter in Miles Morales’ story, ”the director’s team said in a joint statement.
Kemp Powers was recently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on the drama One night in Miami, and was also the co-director of Pixar’s Oscar nominee, Soul.
Both Joaquim Dos Santos and Justin K. Thompson are Sony Pictures Animation veterans and will be making their directorial debut with Into the Spider-Verse 2. Dos Santos ‘is best known for his work on several acclaimed animated series’, including that of The Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last Airbender, Voltron: Legendary Defender, and the DC and Warner Bros. Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans. Thompson meanwhile first worked as a production designer In the Spider-Verse, as well as both installments in the Cloudy with a chance of meatballs franchise. He has also shown his immeasurable talents on people like Star Wars: Clone Wars and Samurai Jack. All three drivers together is a very exciting prospect, with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 clearly in very capable hands.
Producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, to whom it was recently revealed, will also write the script Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ David Callaham, said in a statement; “We are so lucky to have Joaquim, Justin and Kemp on the ‘Spider-Verse’ team. We are big fans of Joaquim’s work – he makes his characters so genuine and unique, and he can tell an emotional story with an action scene that the like a musical does through a number. Justin is a non-conformist filmmaker who relentlessly pursues visual innovation and surprise, but always in support of the emotional storytelling. Kemp’s work is poignant and ambitious and funny – with the wisdom of a writer and a director’s heart – he just knows what’s important in every scene. ”
“All three elevate every project they take on, and they definitely improve our game,” they continued. “We really like them and want to be their friends and we hope that we will work together on this film in the coming years to make that happen.”
Not much is known about the direction of Into the Spider-Verse 2, but it will continue the story of Miles Morales, voiced again by Shameik Moore, and will feature several versions of Spider Man similar to the first film, with Oscar Isaac’s Miguel O’Hara AKA Spider-Man 2099 expected in a bigger role.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is scheduled for release in the United States on October 7, 2022, postponed from April 2022 due to the ongoing global situation. A spin-off movie centered on Hailee Steinfeld’s Gwen Stacey is also in development. This is made available to us thanks to Variety.
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