Just days after the release date announcement, producer Phil Lord has seemingly revealed the first new Spider-Man for the upcoming Into the Spider-Verse sequel: Takuya Yamashiro, the main protagonist from the 1970s live-action Japanese Spider-Man TV series.
In a tweet sent to Lord, a fan asked the producer if Japanese Spider-Man will be written into the film, and offered to design the Spider-Man for the sequel. To which, Lord replied with “he’s designed!”
— Phil Lord (@philiplord) November 5, 2019
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is set to be released on 8th April 2022 and directed by Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra) from a script by Dave Callaham (Wonder Woman 1984, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), while Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are once again producing.
Casting details are yet to be revealed, although it is expected that Shameik Moore will be back in the lead role as Miles Morales, with Jake Johnson (Peter Parker), Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy), Nicolas Cage (Spider-Man Noir) and John Mulaney (Spider-Ham) hopefully returning.
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