Sony has confirmed that Into The Spider-Verse will be getting a sequel, and has even revealed when the highly-anticipated movie will be released.
Spider-Man is the hottest hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe right now. It could be argued that he always has been Marvel's top hero, and is almost definitely the franchise's most recognizable character. It's why the tug-of-war over the web-slinger's movie rights between Sony and Disney got so heated a few months ago.
Thankfully, that mess has been cleared up, at least for now. Sony and Disney have reached a deal in which the two will work together on a third standalone Spider-Man movie in the MCU. We're assuming that will also include another appearance or two in collaborative movies like the next chapter in the Avengers' story. Beyond that, it seems as if Tom Holland's Spidey could cross over into different Spider-Verses.
Sony might be eager to have Holland become part of a multiverse following the success of its animated take on the franchise Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. The movie has been lauded as one of the best Spidey flicks of all time and even won an Oscar for the best-animated movie of the year. If you loved Into The Spider-Verse as much as everyone else did, we have some very good news.
It was revealed via the movie's own Twitter account that a sequel to the film is in the works. However, we will have quite the wait on our hands. The teaser, which you can check out above, reveals that Into The Spider-Verse 2 will hit theaters on April 8, 2022. In Sony's defense, an animated movie as good as this one will need a lot of work. We're willing to wait for a movie like this one if it is going to be as good as the original.
MCU aside, we're currently in a period where no one is sure if comic book movies will be standalone projects or part of a wider universe of movies. Into The Spider-Verse fit that category before the sequel announcement, Sony's Venom does too, and DC's Joker is the latest to join them. All would be great standalone movies, but most fans would also love to see sequels or projects that cross paths with them.