The first Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a highly acclaimed success, garnering accolades for its innovative animation style and its exploration of a multiverse concept. Fans have since eagerly awaited the highly anticipated sequel to the Sony picture, and while the film was initially planned to be released in 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a delay. With the release date now set for October 2022, we can take a closer look at what we can expect for the second installment of this franchise.
The Villain: There are rumors that Kraven the Hunter may be the next villain that the multiverse heroes face in the new movie. Another option that has been discussed is Morlun, a character from the Marvel comic books who is known to hunt down those with the “spider-totem” and has a history of working with the Inheritors. Fans are also speculating that the Inheritors may be the new villains in the Spider-Verse 2.
The Multiverse: While the first film explored the concept of a multiverse, there are indications that the sequel will expand on it even further. This will allow for new spider-persons to be introduced, possibly including Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Gwen, and even more Spider-Man Noir. This expansion could even introduce some characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, adding another layer of depth and excitement to what is already an anticipated release.
The Animation: The first film innovated with its distinctive animation style, which evoked comic books and featured a unique blend of CGI and more traditional animation techniques. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is expected to continue in this tradition but may also push the boundaries even further. Fans are speculating that the animation will evolve to include more 3D elements, including virtual reality? Additionally, we can expect more action scenes in this new movie, which will truly immerse us in the spider-verse world.
The Music: One aspect of the first movie that was highly praised was its soundtrack, including its catchy tune “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee. The upcoming sequel is also expected to have a great soundtrack, with music that perfectly complements the action on the screen. It is also worth mentioning that the first movie’s post-credit scene featured Miguel O’Hara, aka Spider-Man 2099, going back to the 1960s and serenading some of the characters with his guitar, so it will be exciting to see if the character returns for another musical performance.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is one of the most anticipated movie releases in 2022. As the movie builds hype, the many rumors surrounding the plot is what excites fans. With the movie’s intended release in just a few months away in October 2022, all Spider-Man fans will be eagerly looking forward to the next movie in this franchise. The sequel is expected to expand on the unique animation style and multiverse concept while bringing new characters, villains, and music to the table. It’s a safe bet that we can expect another great movie in the Spider-Man universe that will entertain fans and introduce even more people to the Spider-Man mythos.