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Sony's already working on a sequel and spinoff for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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Nov 27, 2018, 3:18 PM EST

Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse isn't even in theaters yet and the studio is already ramping up plans for a sweeping franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a sequel and all-female spinoff are beginning to take shape.  

A director has already been selected for the sequel, The Last Airbender and Voltron alum, Joaquim Dos Santos. No screenwriter has been confirmed yet. As for the spinoff, Lauren Montgomery (co-director of Batman: Year One) is in talks with to helm the female-centric feature, with Bek Smith (Zoo) in charge of the script. 

While Into the Spider-Verse is only intoducing two Spider-Girls, Spider-Gwen (Gwen Stacy, voiced by Hailee Steinfeld) and Peni Parker (SP//dr, voiced by Kimiko Glenn), the Marvel multiverse is filled with strong and badass women who gained spider-like abilities. You've got Silk, Spinerret, Spider-Girl, Spider-Woman, Madame Web, May Porker, and Lady Spider to name a few. It stands to reason Spider-Gwen (a popular new character in the comics) will return for that one.

While current producers, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, are expected to be attached to the sequel and spinoff in some kind of creative/consulting capacity, nothing has been finalized. Lord co-wrote the screenplay of Into the Spider-Verse with co-director Rodney Rothman, based on an original story conceived by Lord. 

The upcoming movie will find Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) teaming up with Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), Gwen, Peni, Spider-Ham (John Mulaney), and Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage) to save all of their realities from being destroyed by Wilson Fisk (Liev Schreiber). 

Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Mahershala Ali, and Lily Tomlin are also part of the ensemble voice cast. 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swings into theaters Dec. 14