Sony is getting two new movies caught up in its ever-expanding Spider-Man web.
The studio is working on a sequel and a spin-off to its upcoming animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, per The Hollywood Reporter. Produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Into the Spider-Verse features an array of different Spider-Man characters from alternate dimensions teaming up. It hits theaters on Dec. 14, but Sony is wasting no time in preparing the follow-up, with Voltron's Joaquim Dos Santos expected to direct a sequel.
Additionally, Sony is reportedly working on an animated movie based on female Spider-Man heroes, directed by Lauren Montgomery, the co-director of Batman: Year One. Deadline reports the film will focus on "three generations of women with Spidey powers." While no characters have been confirmed yet, it seems likely that Gwen Stacey, who plays a role in Into the Spider-Verse, will be involved.
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These movies will join Sony's growing universe of Spider-Man films. For one, they have the main franchise with Tom Holland starring as Peter Parker, which began in 2017. Although Sony reached a deal with Marvel and Disney so that Spider-Man can also appear in the Marvel cinematic universe, the studio still owns his standalone films, and a sequel is hitting theaters in July 2019. Sony also released Venom last month, focused on the titular Spider-Man villain which, despite not actually having Spider-Man in it, was a massive hit and is currently the fifth highest-grossing movie of 2018. A sequel is expected to follow, as are numerous additional films about Spider-Man characters, including a movie based on Morbius, the Living Vampire starring Jared Leto.
Now, Sony also plans to continue the world of Into the Spider-Verse as well, hoping to keep audiences' spider senses tingling for years to come.
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