Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was an enormous shock. Within the midst of the highly-kinetic journey that was simply oozing with comic-book fashion was a narrative full of an unbelievable quantity of coronary heart. Sony formally acquired the ball rolling on a sequel a number of weeks earlier than the discharge of the movie that may be scripted by Christopher Miller, Phil Lord, and Dave Callaham, however unofficially, they’d already been engaged on the script for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 for a 12 months.
Whereas talking with THR, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings co-writer Dave Callaham defined how Phil Lord and Christopher Miller approached him about engaged on the Spider-Verse sequel. At that time, there wasn’t any completed animated for Callaham to have a look at, so he initially had no thought how a lot this factor would blow up.
They stated, “We’ve got this animated Spider-Man film we’re doing.” They had been nonetheless engaged on the primary film. They couldn’t inform me what it was going to appear to be. As a result of it’s them, I stated, “I’ll are available in and see what you might have. I don’t get it.” They confirmed me an animatic, which on the time seemed like serviette drawings with temp vocals and no animation styling behind it. I might really feel the guts behind it, however I couldn’t think about how spectacular this factor may very well be but. They confirmed me some nonetheless pictures of among the artwork they’d been engaged on. With them, I belief them implicitly and I believed they had been going to do one thing particular. I stated, “OK,” and so they stated, “Nice. Pitch us a sequel.” So I started the very unusual means of engaged on the sequel for a 12 months earlier than the unique got here out.
So Dave Callaham labored with Lord and Miller on the script for Into The Spider-Verse 2 for a 12 months, however nobody else had any curiosity in what he was doing; protected to say, that every one modified when the primary movie lastly hit theaters. “It wasn’t till that film got here out that it made any sense to anyone within the exterior world what it was that I used to be as much as,” Callaham stated. “Then instantly the curiosity went from zero to 100 in a single day. Out of the blue individuals beloved the film and a few months later it wins an Oscar after which the trajectory adjustments just a little bit.” Given how lengthy they’ve been engaged on the script, you would possibly anticipate that it’d be accomplished by now, however Callaham stated that the method continues and that he’s nonetheless writing with Lord and Miller, even saying that he’s certain they’ll “be writing stuff for that film till it releases.“
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is at present taking part in in theaters (check out our review), and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is at present slated for an October 7, 2022 launch.