Back in May Sony Pictures Animation announced that the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel release date will be pushed from April 8th, 2022 to October 7th, 2022. However, it looks like production on the animated film is progressing. Animator Octavio E. Rodriguez revealed on Monday that he joined the movie production as Head of Story. This is great news for the project considering Rodriguez’s experience. The animator has worked in major projects including, The Incredibles 2, Coco, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and The Spectacular Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 will follow Miles Morales and a group of interdimensional web-slingers. The movie will also feature Japanese Spider-Man, Takuya Yamashiro, the main protagonist from Toei’s 1978 Spider-Man live-action show.
The sequel will feature new staff members. Joaquin Dos Santos replacing Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey as the new director. David Callaham is replacing Phil Lord as the scriptwriter. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse grossed a total of $375.5 million worldwide, against a production budget of $90 million.
Miles Morales first appeared in Ultimate Fallout #4 (August 2011), following the death of Peter Parker. The character was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli. Miles was inspired by both former U.S. President Barack Obama and American actor Donald Glover.