Those who have been waiting for an update or some news for the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be pleased with the latest developments.
Over the weekend, co-director Chris Miller announced on his Twitter that a release date is now set for the long-awaited sequel. The only sad news is that we will have to wait about two years as we will get to see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 on April 8, 2022. It is expected we will see Shameik Moore returning as Miles Morales, Jake Johnson as Peter Parker, and John Mulvaney as Peter Porker/Spider-Ham amongst others.
However, despite the wait, fans will be excited as when the first film was doing so well, Miller and Phil Lord made a deal with fans that if the film made a domestic gross of $200 million, they would include another Spider-Man into the sequel, that of the Japanese Spider-Man. Sadly, the film only made under $190 million but hold the phone! It was announced that despite the gross not reaching its goal, Lord and Miller are in fact, adding Japanese Spider-Man to the sequel! Matter of fact, Lord announced on his Twitter, he has already been designed!
The Japanese Spider-Man series ran for 41 episodes and a movie from May 1978 to March 1979. The series starred Shinji Todo as motorcycle racer Takuya Yamashiro, who discovers a spaceship called the Marveller. His father, a space archaelogist, is killed while investigating the ship. Upon entering the Marveller himself, Takuya meets the alien Garia, who is the last survivor of Planet Spider, which was destroyed by Professor Monster and his Cross Army. Injecting Takuya with some of his blood and offering him a bracelet, Takuya becomes Spider-Man, who uses his powers to face off against the Cross Army. In true tokukatsu fashion, this Spider-Man has a mecha, Leopoldon! Watch the intro for the series and see for yourself:
Look for the Japanese Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse 2 on April 8, 2022.