Joaquim Dos Santos, who directed the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, will direct the sequel, and David Callaham, who co-wrote the Wonder Woman screenplay, will write it, THR said.
Two weeks ahead of the December 14 premiere of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Hollywood Reporter revealed the Sony is already working on a sequel to the highly-anticipated animated film. But their teaching session is cut short by the interruption of one other spider-hero: Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld).
It's not surprising that Marvel Entertainment is capitalizing on the buzz surrounding Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, especially after fans were treated to the first 35 minutes of the film at New York Comic Con in October and came away buzzing about the film's unique style. (Sound familiar?) When New York City is threatened by an interdimensional weapon, he has to team up with Spider-People from different universes - including Spider-Gwen, an aging Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), the schoolgirl Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn), the gloomy Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage), and the talking pig Spider-Ham (John Mulaney).
Meanwhile, Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra, Voltron: Legendary Defender) is reportedly in negotiations to direct an as-yet untitled project that will assemble all the female heroes from the Spider-Man universe in one adventure.
So do all these glowing reactions have you extra pumped to see Spider-Verse? Amy Pascal will produce and Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be involved in a creative capacity, though the site notes no deals have been officially made.