Building on the buzz surrounding the upcoming “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Sony Pictures is looking at ways to continue its expansion of the animated franchise. The studio is planning a Spider-Verse sequel that will continue Miles Morales’ story, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Joaquim Dos Santos, whose recent credits include Netflix’s “Voltron” series, has been tapped to direct the sequel.
The studio is also looking for other spin-offs, and one that is gaining traction is a Spider-Women film that will focus on three generations of women with Spidey powers. Though no decisions have been made, one of these characters could very well be Spider-Gwen, a breakout character from the Spider-Verse. Bek Smith will write the screenplay.
Amy Pascal will produce, and it’s likely that Avi Arad and filmmaking duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will also be involved.
These films are next up on the animated side of Sony’s schedule, and the studio continues the development of its live-action universe of Marvel characters as well.
Smith is repped by Verve and Kaplan/Perrone.
‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ will be released on Dec. 14. The movie’s voice cast also includes Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez and Lily Tomlin.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.