To many, the animated Spider-Man movie Into The Spider-Verse was not only a major triumph in terms of animation as a whole, but for superhero movies as a genre. Proving that not everything needed to be live-action in order to work. As such, the hype for Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse 2 (which was confirmed earlier this year) was already through the roof. However, like many movies, the film has now been pushed back in terms of its release date.
Earlier reports were saying that the sequel film would arrive around late 2021 or early 2022. But now, it’s not coming until October 7, 2022 according to the official Twitter handle for the film franchise.
— Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (@SpiderVerse) April 24, 2020
While this does come as a blow for the Spider-Man franchise as a whole, the timing might actually be better for it. Due to the delays for the Coronavirus, 2021 is going to have not one, not two, but THREE Spider-Man films via the MCU solo film, the Morbius movie starring Jared Leto, and then, Venom: Let There Be Carnage. As a result, it might have been too much to ask for that a 4th film also reap in some money especially since the original wasn’t as much of a success as people remember it was.
For those who don’t remember or didn’t watch the original film, Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse featured the movie premiere of Miles Morales, also known as the “Ultimate Spider-Man” from the comics. The movie dealt with his origin story while also bringing him face to face with many Multiverse versions of the Spider-Man family. Including an older version of Peter Parker, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Ham and more.
The ending for the film teased the arrival of Spider-Man 2099 and other reports say that even MORE versions of Spider-Man could arrive. Only time will tell in terms of the story and who’s next.