Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a badass movie. If you somehow managed not to check this thing out (and given the relatively muted box office performance domestically, I can assume that’s a good chunk of you), you need to remedy that situation immediately (that is if it’s still playing at a theater near you). Though while the box office was kinda “meh” on this thing, it was a creative juggernaut, with it ending up on many fans’ favorite films of the year lists.
On the heels of the success, it’s been reported that Sony is looking into a sequel and Spider-Women spin-off, and in addition to that, there’s been word of an animated series. Speaking at the TV Critics Association, one of the film’s producers Phil Lord reacted to that latter bit regarding the series.
“That’s news to us,” he told critics.
Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not happening. It could very well be an instance of one hand not talking to another, and it’s not as though Sony is afraid to wrestle creative control from those in charge of the film for certain spin-offs. That being said, it could have just been a kernel of an idea that got out with no real momentum. But it’s clear based on Lord’s comments that the kernel did not come from him.
Well, what about the other follow-ups I mentioned?
“We’re talking about potential stuff in the Spider-Verse but nothing is really fully formed yet,” producer Chris Miller said. “We’re talking about stuff. It’s such a big universe. There’s so many possible ways to go. It’d be great to be able to do whatever the public would allow.”
And for those who are frustrated that these guys aren’t telling us everything they know, Lord was quick to add, “We’re not even being coy. It’s literally not figured out.”
Well, I guess we have another few years to wait until we see all this come to fruition. Will you be following the progress of these films? And do you think an animated TV series is a good idea? Let us know in the comments! You can also follow me on Twitter at @JamTheWriter!
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