The highly anticipated sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has officially started production despite the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Spider-Man Doesn’t Wear A Cape, But He Sure Does Produce Sequels
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What You Need To Know
Previously, Sony announced the movie was pushing back from the original April 2022 release and is now dated for October 7, 2022.
The original film was a critical and commercial success, grossing $190M domestically and $375M globally.
Revving Off Its Previous Successes
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is largely regarded as one of the best Spider-Man movies of all time, and a visionary take on the superhero genre. It was also awarded the Oscar for Best Animated Picture earlier in 2019. The Verge said in their review:
"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a raucous, smart, self-referential adventure. The comics-inspired visuals are stunning, and the emotional coming-of-age story is relevant and inspiring, even as it acknowledges the many Spider-Man movies that have come before it. Sony is clearly looking for a way to launch its own distinct take on Spider-Man that can stand up to the live-action MCU version, and that franchise now has its first installment."