According to an article by The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is already starting on a sequel for its upcoming animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, as well as an all-female spin-off.

Joaquim Dos Santos who executive produced Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender and whose work includes Avatar: The Last Airbender and Justice League Unlimited will direct the sequel. Sony is currently in discussion with Lauren Montgomery who co-directed DC projects like Batman: Year One and Superman/Batman: Apocalypse to head up the spin-off. Bek Smith who penned episodes for CBS’s The Zoo will write the spin-off’s script. 

The filmmakers behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, will be involved in some capacity, as will Marvel Studios’ CEO Avi Arad. Amy Pascal who produced the live-action films and the upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will resume production on both projects.

So far, no plot details have been released on either film. Speculation is that the sequel will continue around Miles Morales, with the spin-off possibly focusing on Spider-Gwen who is also in the upcoming animated film. 

Releasing in theaters on December 14, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a breath of fresh air for a universe that’s been largely given the live-action treatment on the big screen, and apparently even has a wink and a nod to Insomniac’s critically-acclaimed Spider-Man. The buzz around the web is that the film is also a contender for an animation award courtesy of its unique art style.

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

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