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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel starts production

/ 07:42 PM June 11, 2020

A scene from “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Image: courtesy of Sony Pictures Animation via AP

The sequel for Sony’s hit animated movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has started production, Sony Pictures Imageworks lead animator revealed.

“First day on the job!” Nick Kondo posted on Twitter on June 8. The announcement came with a short animation featuring the superhero’s logo and “2022,” the year it is set to come out.

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While it came out in a time when Marvel Cinematic Universe films dominate the superhero movie genre, Sony’s animated take on the friendly neighborhood hero made a name for itself with its ingenuity in both visuals and storytelling on diversity and family.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has received several awards for best animated film from prestigious award-giving bodies such as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the Critic’s Choice Awards, the Golden Globes and the Oscars, among several others.

Aside from scoring multiple awards, the 2018 animated film also earned $375 million from cinemas worldwide.

The critically-acclaimed movie revolves around the story of Miles Morales, a teenager struggling to become the Spider-Man of his dimension. Morales was voiced by Atlanta-born actor and singer with Jamaican roots Shameik Moore. JB

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