The highly anticipated sequel to Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse has begun production amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Nick Kondo, the lead animator at Sony Imageworks, teased fans on social media that it was his first day working on Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse 2 earlier this week.
“First day on the job!” Kondo wrote on his Twitter handle, along with a 10-second animated clip of the movie’s logo with “2022” emblazoned in the middle, which was released when the sequel was first announced.
The film co-producer Phil Lord retweeted Nick Kondo’s announcement, captioning it with “Welcome home”.
The animated feature film’s release date, earlier in April 2022, has now been shifted to October, 2022.
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse 2 will be directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, while the script is written by David Callaham of ‘The Expendables’ fame.
The second part of the animated movie will continue the story of Miles Morales, an Afro-Latino teenager played by Shameik Moore, who becomes the new Spider-Man and joins other Spider-People from various dimensions to team up to save New York City from supervillain Kingpin.
Not much else is known about Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse 2, but it appears that the popular Spider-Gwen character from the first film, voiced by Hailee Steinfeld, will reappear in Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse 2, as per reports.
The post-credits sequence of the first movie, also teased the appearance of Miguel O’Hara, the Spider-Man from 2099, which was essayed by Oscar Isaac.