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When is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 in cinemas? What is it about?

Miles Morales will be swinging back into cinemas for more adventures as the "one and only" Spider-Man.

Published: Friday, 10th December 2021 at 2:45 pm

Tom Holland might be gearing up for the release of Spiderman: No Way Home, in which he reprises his role as Spider-Man/ Peter Parker, but the actor has already announced he doesn’t want it to be his last outing as Marvel’s friendly neighbourhood web-slinger.

Instead, Holland has got his sights set on appearing in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 – a sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - and so, it appears, have his co-stars Zendaya and Jacob Batalon, who are reprising their roles as MJ and Ned Leeds respectively in the Marvel Cinematic Universe threequel.

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In a recent interview with SYFC about Spider-Man: No Way Home, the trio expressed their interest in appearing in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2, with Holland even teasing that producer Amy Pascal had already approached him to potentially appear in the movie.

"Love them and I’m just waiting for the phone call. Guys, call us. Put us in your movie, we want to be in it. Amy actually asked me on the set of this movie and no one has come back to me,” Holland said.

Zendaya also said she "loves those movies" and Batalon asked for Sony to "let us know”.

And that’s not the only good news. Talking to Fandango, producer Amy Pascal recently gave fans some news about the hotly-anticipated sequel, which was confirmed by Sony before the first film was even released, promising a first look at the animated film will be released “soon”.

When pressed about the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Pascal said: “It’s going to be fantastic.” Pascal then promised that Sony will “have something to show that very soon”.

However, Spider-Man fans probably shouldn’t expect any further news until Spider-Man: No Way Home lands in cinemas in December 2021 and brings another layer of the Multiverse into the MCU.

Get your web shooters and masks at the ready and read on for more information about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2's release date and plot, read on.

When is Into the Spider-Verse 2 in cinemas?

Sadly, fans will be waiting for quite a long time... Sony has announced that the film will be released on October 7th, 2022, a further delay from the April 2022 release date planned before the coronavirus lockdown shut down a lot of film production.

Still, things are moving forward, with animator Nick Kondo revealing that production had started in early June.

Who is in the Into the Spider-Verse 2 cast?

No official cast details have been announced just yet but Shameik Moore is expected to return as the voice of Miles Morales, while Hailee Steinfeld is also a safe bet as Gwen Stacey aka Spider-Woman.

However, in a recent interview with SYFC about Spider-Man: No Way Home, the film’s stars Tom Holland, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon expressed their interest in appearing in Into the Spider-Verse 2, with Holland even teasing that producer Amy Pascal had approached him to potentially appear in the Spider-Verse sequel.

"Love them and I’m just waiting for the phone call. Guys, call us. Put us in your movie, we want to be in it. Amy actually asked me on the set of this movie and no one has come back to me,” Holland said.

Zendaya also said she "loves those movies" and Batalon asked for Sony to "let us know”.

Jake Johnson could also return as Peter B. Parker, the out-of-shape Spider-Man who mentors Miles in the first film after arriving on his world from a parallel dimension.

No word yet on whether fellow dimension travellers Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage), Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn) and Spider-Ham (John Mulaney) will be back for the sequel, or if we'll see more of Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac) who was glimpsed in the first film's post-credits scene - or should that be post-credits meme?

Which other Spider-People could appear this time?

Peni (Kimiko Glen), Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Ham (John Mulaney), Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage) in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony)
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Spidey fans will be well aware that there is a vast universe of Spider-Man variations to draw from for this sequel, and it looks as if the animators are already exploring which new characters could be added to the mix.

The first film's co-writer Phil Lord confirmed on Twitter that the so-called Japanese Spider-Man from 1978's live action series has already been designed, suggesting he's likely to appear in Spider-Verse 2.

For the uninitiated, Toei Company once took a stab at adapting Spider-Man into live-action for audiences in their native Japan, and the resulting series has developed a cult fanbase over the years that have followed.

The series made some major changes to the traditional Spider-Man origin story, passing the mantle to motorbike racer Takuya Yamashiro who gains his spectacular powers from an alien called the Marveller.

What will Into the Spider-Verse 2 be about?

So far all we know about the film is that the original movie's distinctive and critically-acclaimed art style will be updated, with producer Chris Miller noting that the advances made Spider-Verse 1 look "quaint".

Otherwise it's still very early days for the film so no official plot synopsis has been released, but that won't stop fans from speculating about where the story could go next.

The final scene of Into The Spider-Verse suggested that Gwen had found a way to communicate with Miles from her dimension, which could be the basis for more universe-hopping mayhem in the sequel.

In the comic books, Miles and Gwen have also had a romantic relationship which is rumoured for inclusion in Spider-Verse 2.

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The film could also introduce other characters like Silk and Jessica Drew (the original Spider-Woman), which could set up the all-female Spider-Verse spin-off that has been in the works for some time now.

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