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The directors of Into the Spider-Verse tease a two-year time jump for the sequel

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Jan 13, 2019

The animated adventure Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse already took home Best Animated Feature at this year's Golden Globes, beating out two Pixar films to do so. Now, Sony Pictures' animated adventure also took home the same accolade at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards

At the red carpet ahead of the ceremony, Variety spoke to the three directors of Into the Spider-Verse, Rodney Rothman, Peter Ramsey, and Bob Persichetti, about what's in store for Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) in the sequel. 

"Do you have time? I'll tell you literally everything that's going to happen in the sequel," began Rothman, who went on to divulge a bit more than his co-directors expected. 

"We're gonna start with Miles, we're gonna cut to two years later, obviously," Rothman continued, before Ramsey and Persichetti clammed up a bit, prompting him to add an "I'm sorry," instead of finishing his explanation. 

Update: Rotham has since clarified the time jump bit was most likely a joke.

While Rothman may have revealed a bit more than his co-directors expected, nothing he said comes as a huge surprise. After all, it's already been confirmed that a sequel and a spin-off of Into the Spider-Verse are in the works, as well as a possible animated series.

A two-year time jump would also give audiences a new perspective on Miles, who'd now have the benefit of some experience after swinging across the New York City skyline for a couple years. 

Both Rothman and Persichetti confirmed that a sequel is "kind of" in development, and joked that their professional lives will be occupied with the Spider-Verse for the foreseeable future. Considering the impact the film's had so far, it's considerable box-office haul, not to mention the staggering amount of work that went into the first one, that's to be expected. 

Are there any particular Spider-Man characters you're hoping to see in the sequel (or spinoff) to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? Let us know in the comments. 

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