The highly anticipated animated sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will also be coming in two parts, it has been revealed. 

Released in 2018, the animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a smash success,  winning an Oscar for Best Animated Feature as well as enjoying box office and critical success.

The sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which is split into two parts, will arrive less than a year from now on October 7, 2022. What’s more, the film will be a two-parter, with the follow-up landing in 2023, as revealed last month by producers, Phil Lord and Chris Miller: “Miles’ story is an epic. We wrote what we thought the story needed to be, and to our surprise we realised it was two movies instead of one. We’re working on them both as we speak. Part Two will be out sometime in 2023. We will sleep again in 2024.”

However, the duo have now shared a few more details about the films, including what we can expect from the visual style.

The original was beautifully animated, merging modern animation techniques with traditional comic strip techniques such as half-tone styling to form an aesthetic that was stunningly modern, whilst paying homage to the visual roots of comic books.

In the sequel, the film’s creators wanted to further develop the art style: “It is a very ambitious sequel because we didn’t want to just sort of do the same thing again,” states Miller. “And so the idea that we’d be going to different dimensions really opened up an opportunity artistically to have each world have its own art style, and to be able to push the folks at ImageWorks to develop a way to have each dimension feel like it was drawn by a different artist’s hand.”

That’s certainly an exciting prospect, and given all of respect within the first film for the different eras of the Spider-Man character, we’re very much looking forward to seeing the different animation styles, especially if they pay homage to artists of different Spidey eras. Ditko, Romita, Mcfarlane, Romita Jr, Bagley, the list of potential styles that the film could borrow from goes on. Whilst we send ourselves dizzy speculating, you can catch your first glimpse at the film (and synopsis) below.

We’ll leave you with that official synopsis:

Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.

The Hollywood Reporter

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