Variety first reported the information. Even earlier than the unique Spider-Verse movie opened, THR reported that Dos Santos was directing the Sony Photos Animation function. What was unknown on the time was that Powers and Thompson had been working with Dos Santos on the sequel.
Dos Santos is thought for his work on Avatar: The Final Airbender and Netflix’s Voltron collection. Powers is within the Oscars race this yr for his screenplay One Night time in Miami, which he tailored from his play. His Pixar movie Soul, which he co-wrote and co-directed, obtained three Oscar nominations, together with greatest animated function. Thompson is a Spider-Verse vet, having served as manufacturing designer the unique movie, together with his credit additionally together with Cloudy with a Likelihood of Meatballs and its sequel.
The primary Spider-Verse film was praised for its groundbreaking animation model and its story centering on Afro-Latino teenager Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), who teamed up with totally different variations of Spider-Man all through the multiverse. It went on to seize the very best animated function Oscar.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the manufacturing masterminds behind the unique, return to provide and are writing the script with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings author David Callaham. Amy Pascal, Avi Arad and Christina Steinberg are additionally producing, with Alonzo Ruvalcaba co-producing. Peter Ramsey, who co-directed the unique with Bob Persichetti and Rodney Rothman, govt produces with Aditya Sood.
“We’re so fortunate to have Joaquim, Justin and Kemp on the Spider-Verse workforce. They’re all Tremendous Heroes at what they do and every brings a novel sensibility to the ‘Spider-Verse,” Lord and Miller stated in a press release. “We’re enormous followers of Joaquim’s work – he makes his characters so heartfelt and distinctive, and he can inform an emotional story with an motion sequence the way in which a musical does by a track. Justin is a maverick filmmaker who relentlessly pursues visible innovation and shock however all the time in assist of the emotional storytelling. Kemp’s work is incisive and impressive and humorous — with a author’s knowledge and a director’s coronary heart — he simply is aware of what issues in each scene. All three of them elevate each mission they tackle, and they’re definitely elevating our recreation. We truthfully similar to them and wish to be their associates and we’re hoping engaged on this film collectively for the subsequent few years will completely make that occur.”
The sequel has an Oct. 7, 2022 launch date.
Dos Santos is repped by UTA. Powers is repped by Gersh, Media Expertise Group and Gang Tyre Thompson is repped by VERVE Expertise & Literary Company.