As fans eagerly await the December 14 opening of Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (check out our cover story in the January ‘19 issue of Animation Magazine!), Hollywood Reporter has learned that the studio is already spinning a sequel as well as a spin-off series that brings together the franchise’s female heroes. Here’s what’s known so far:
Spider-Verse Sequel: Joaquim Dos Santos (Justice League Unlimited, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, DreamWorks’ Voltron) will direct, from a script by David Callaham (The Expendables films, Godzilla, upcoming Wonder Woman 1984).
Untitled Spinoff: Lauren Montgomery (Superman/Doomsday, Wonder Woman 2009, Batman: Year One, Justice League: Doom, DreamWorks Voltron) is in negotiations to direct this Spider-Sisterhood project, which will put all the female heroes of the Spider-Man storyverse together. The script will be written by Bek Smith, who penned episodes of CBS animal attack thriller Zoo.
Likely heroines for inclusion include Peni Parker (SP//dr) and Gwen Stacy (Spider-Gwen / Spider-Woman), who are among the multiverse heroes assembled in Into the Spider-Verse. Some other possibilities are the various Spider-Woman/Arachne incarnations including J. Jonah Jameson’s niece Mattie Franklin, Jessica Drew or Julia Carpenter; the clairvoyant old matriarch Madame Webb; Anya Corazon (Araña / Spider-Girl); or Cindy Moon (Silk).
Spider-Verse producer Amy Pascal will be working on both projects. Phil Lord and Chris Miller will also likely be involved, though they have not yet been signed on.
[Source: Hollywood Reporter]