Production on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is officially underway, at least according to lead animator Nick Kondo.
Kondo seemingly confirmed the news when he took to Twitter to share his excitement about starting work on the movie.
First day on the job! pic.twitter.com/qfqcCAi9wFJune 8, 2020
A sequel to 2018's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was first revealed (opens in new tab) last November with an April 8, 2022 release date. Sadly, the coronavirus pandemic prompted Sony to delay (opens in new tab) a number of big releases, Into the Spider-Verse 2 included. The new release date for the sequel is October 7, 2022, six months after its original slot.
We don't yet know much about the Spider-Verse sequel, but what we do have our some tantalizing hints of what's to come. For one, it was revealed in March that prolific comic-book artist Kris Anka is attached to the project. Anka is best known for his work on Marvel comics including Captain Marvel, X-Men, Wolverine, the 2014 Spider-Verse comic-book storyline, as well as his 2014 redesign of Spider-Woman. It's likely Anka will have a hand in character design in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2.
We also know Joaquim Dos Santos and David Callaham are signed on to write and direct, respectively (via THR (opens in new tab)). Santos directed Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and Voltron: Legendary Defender, while Callaham is known for writing The Expendables, Zombieland: Double Tap, and Wonder Woman 1984.
Oldie but a goodie: check out scenes from Into the Spider-Verse in live-action, recreated by a TikTok family (opens in new tab).