As “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” swings into theaters this weekend, fans of the beloved animated franchise have even more reason to rejoice. The producers behind the successful trilogy are already setting their sights on the highly anticipated third installment, titled “Beyond the Spider-Verse,” slated for release next year. However, that’s not the only exciting news web-slinging fans can look forward to.
During the premiere of “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” in Los Angeles, producer Amy Pascal shared some tantalizing updates about future projects within the Spider-Man universe. Pascal revealed that a Spider-Woman movie and a live-action Miles Morales film are currently in development. She confidently stated, “You’ll see all of it. It’s all happening.”
Joining in on the excitement, producer Avi Arad teased fans by suggesting that the Spider-Woman movie might arrive “sooner than you expect.” Although he couldn’t disclose specific details at that moment, his statement left fans buzzing with anticipation.
Pascal also confirmed that a fourth “Spider-Man” movie featuring Tom Holland and Zendaya is in the works. However, she mentioned that the ongoing writers’ strike has temporarily paused the development process.
Despite the setback, Pascal reassured fans, saying, “Are we going to make another movie? Of course, we are. We’re in the process, but the writers strike, nobody is working during the strike. We’re all being supporters, and whenever they get themselves together, we’ll get started.”
While the future of the Spider-Man franchise is undeniably exciting, Sony’s chairman Tom Rothman remained tight-lipped about forthcoming projects. With a playful chuckle, he cryptically replied, “If I told you, I’d have to kill you,” leaving fans intrigued and eager to learn more.
“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” brings back the talents of Shameik Moore as the voice of Miles Morales and Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy. Steinfeld, who is reprising her role as Spider-Gwen, expressed her enthusiasm for potentially starring in a standalone “Spider-Woman” movie.
She exclaimed, “This is like my dream job, sign me up over and over again. I got to be comfortable! And it’s a dream to be in a space that feels so comfortable but also creative and free and just exciting to be a part of.”
Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin K. Thompson, and Kemp Powers, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” hits theaters on Friday, June 2. The star-studded cast includes Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Jason Schwartzman, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Rachel Dratch, Shea Whigham, Leland “Metro Boomin” Wayne, Ziggy Marley, Ayo Edebiri, and Danielle Perez.
With the promise of a Spider-Woman movie, a live-action Miles Morales film, and the continuation of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, the future of the Spider-Verse franchise seems brighter than ever. Fans can’t wait to witness the thrilling adventures that await their favorite web-slinging heroes on the big screen.