‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2‘ Theatrical Release Pushed Back Due to Coronavirus. Previously, Sony Pictures had announce that a sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was in productions, with a release date set for April 8, 2022.
Since then, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced non-essential business to close or switch operations to allow employees to work from home. In compliance with authorities and health officials, Sony Pictures has moved to a remote model of business and has decided to push back the release date for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 until October 7, 2022.
Speaking with Comicbook.com, producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord shared that their dreams for this franchise far exceeded one film, and they want to explore other paths for characters that had appeared in the film. Sony Pictures did announce their intent to create a female-centric spin off with Gwen Stacey’s Spider-Woman at the helm.
“Look, we wanted to make a movie that felt like it was the tip of the iceberg,” shared Lord about Spider-Verse. “You could imagine all of these other things. So it’s music to our ears that people could imagine a Spider-Noir film, and the Spider-Ham insane cartoon.”
“Right. We still have the horse,” Miller added. “We’ve got to put the cart behind it. So we’ll let it ride down the road a few blocks before we get too big for our britches.”
The pair spoke in another interview about their intentions with the franchise and how it’s not just about creating new stories, but about having fun throughout the process by creating something they are passionate about.
I think there’s a bunch [of possible characters], and I don’t want to say too much because there’s a wide breadth of characters that are coming out of the Spider-Man universes now.” Miller claimed. “And it’s really fun to be able to sort of think about plucking ones that you haven’t seen before or have something interesting thematic to say.”
“I have to think about that,” added Lord. “That’s a good question that we haven’t been asked before, which is why we’re sitting here going, ‘We don’t have a good [answer]. We are like, ‘Oh, wow. We’re about to go into this big junket. We might have to have an answer for that.'”
The first Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature and grossed over $375.5 million during its box office run. The film quickly became a fan favorite and became increasingly popular after premiering on Netflix.
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