The untitled Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel is an upcoming American computer-animated superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Miles Morales / Spider-Man, produced by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Marvel, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It is the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) and is set in a shared multiverse of alternate universes called the “Spider-Verse”. The film is being directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson from a screenplay by David Callaham, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller. Shameik Moore voices Morales, starring alongside Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, and Issa Rae. Sony began developing a sequel to Into the Spider-Verse before that film’s release in 2018, with the writing and directing team attached. It was set to focus on the relationship between Morales and Steinfeld’s Gwen Stacy / Spider-Woman. The film was officially announced in November 2019, and animation work began in June 2020.
By the end of November 2018, ahead of the release of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse the next month, Sony Pictures Animation had begun development on a sequel to the film, due to the “incredible buzz” surrounding the project. The sequel was set to continue the story of Shameik Moore’s Miles Morales / Spider-Man, working from “seeds [that were] planted” throughout the first film. Joaquim Dos Santos and David Callaham were set to direct and write the film, respectively, with Amy Pascal returning from the first film as producer. The other producers of the first film—Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Avi Arad, and Christina Steinberg—were all also expected to return for the sequel in some capacity. The next month, Pascal revealed that the film would focus on Morales and Hailee Steinfeld’s Gwen Stacy / Spider-Gwen, exploring a romance between the two characters that had been cut from the first film. She added that the sequel would serve as a “launching pad” for a previously announced female-focused spin-off film starring Steinfeld. Sony officially confirmed the sequel in November 2019, setting a release date of April 8, 2022. Lord and Miller were confirmed to be returning as producers. When making changes to its film schedule in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sony shifted the film’s release date to October 7, 2022. In February 2021, Miller revealed that he and Lord were working on the film’s screenplay with Callaham and said Peter Ramsey would serve as an executive producer on the sequel after co-directing the first film. That April, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson were announced as co-directors of the sequel alongside Dos Santos, with all three having been working on the project since it started development. Thompson had previously served as production designer on the first film. Additionally, Arad and Steinberg were both confirmed to be returning as producers alongside Lord, Miller, and Pascal, with Alonzo Ruvalcaba co-producing and Aditya Sood executive producing alongsid Ramsey.
The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on October 7, 2022. It was originally set for release on April 8, 2022, but was shifted to the October 2022 date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.