The sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has found its directors! Directors Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson are directing the sequel to the 2018 Academy Award-winning film, The Hollywood Reporter has first confirmed. In a statement, the three directors stated,
“The crew behind the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse set such a ridiculously high bar, and we’re humbled to take on the challenge of charting the next chapter in the story of Miles Morales,”
“We can’t wait to surprise fans with the wild new adventure we’re sending Miles on with his friends, both old and new!”
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the producing masterminds behind the original, return to produce and are writing the script with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings writer David Callaham. The pair stated,
“We are so lucky to have Joaquim, Justin and Kemp on the Spider-Verse team. They are all Super Heroes at what they do and each brings a unique sensibility to the ‘Spider-Verse,”
“We are huge fans of Joaquim’s work – he makes his characters so heartfelt and unique, and he can tell an emotional story with an action sequence the way a musical does through a song. Justin is a maverick filmmaker who relentlessly pursues visual innovation and surprise but always in support of emotional storytelling. Kemp’s work is incisive and ambitious and funny — with a writer’s wisdom and a director’s heart — he just knows what matters in every scene. All three of them elevate every project they take on, and they are certainly raising our game. We honestly just like them and want to be their friends and we’re hoping to work on this movie together for the next few years will totally make that happen.”
The sequel has an Oct. 7, 2022 release date.