Marvel’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sequel Release Date Announced
Last year, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse stole fan attention from the Marvel Cinematic Universe — for a little while, anyway.
Hey, True Believers. Hang around a minute…
And now, buoyed by a list of awards, including an Oscar, an Annie, and a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, today Sony announced a sequel will land in 2022:
— Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (@SpiderVerse) November 1, 2019
Hmmm. Wait a second…
Now, Cinemablend noted something important about that date:
A sequel to the Oscar-winning animated hit "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" will swing into theaters in April 2022. https://t.co/FeMZoFZyB0
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) November 1, 2019
With this information now public, a bigger picture starts to form for not only 2022’s release calendar but also where Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’s sequel will fit in with the Disney/Marvel release schedule as well. Landing an April 8th, 2022 release date puts the film in the middle of two upcoming Marvel Studios films: an untitled release slated for February 18th, 2022, and Black Panther II’s May 6th, 2022 drop date.
One would assume this announcement happened right about now as a by-product of the recent Spider-Man negotiations that cleared up between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures. While this isn’t exactly a property that Disney’s half of the aisle would be participating in, as it would clearly be a Sony Pictures Animation project, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’s follow-up would have either competed with the Marvel Cinematic Universe or cooperated with it.
We have our answer now thanks to the official Spider-Verse Twitter, as this project will be perfectly timed to keep the good times rolling, with both sides of the equation benefitting from the lack of scheduling…
Spider-Verse 2, No Hullabaloo
I agree. And, looking ahead, it will be good to not have to “choose” between Sony and Disney Marvel films.