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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 confirmed with 2022 release date

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A sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is coming in 2022. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who co-produced the first film, confirmed the sequel with a short gif on their Twitter accounts – it shows Miles Morales' Spider-Symbol glitching out with the familiar dimension-tearing effect from the first film.

The announcement is not a complete surprise. The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse post-credits scene introduced an all-new character voiced by Oscar Isaac, Spider-Man 2099's Miguel O'Hara. You don't just haul in one of the stars of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to do a quick bit part in an after-credits teaser without something bigger lined up. 

We saw that he and a partner (likely Dana D'Angelo, another character from Spider-Man 2099) are monitoring the other Spider-Folk, and that O'Hara is even capable of jumping between dimensions at will thanks to a new gadget. He is from the year 2099, after all.

Then O'Hara jumps into the Spider-Man '67 cartoon dimension and recreates that pointing image, ending the original Spider-Verse with a meme we all didn't dare hope to see referenced. Powerful memes aside, the scene established that there was more to tell in this cinematic Spider-Verse. 

According to Miller, Spider-Verse 2 will hit theaters on April 8, 2022, which means we have a bit of a wait to see where the stories go from here.

As arguably the best Spider-Man movie, having Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse stand on its own as a masterclass in modern animated filmmaking would have been fin. But knowing there's a sequel heading to theaters is incredibly exciting. Heck, I'd go even if it was just one extended Post Malone music video.

At least you won't have to wait until 2022 to check out the best Black Friday game deals - they're gonna start coming in hot in just a few weeks.

Connor has been doing news and feature things for GamesRadar+ since 2012, which is suddenly a long time ago. How on earth did that happen?