Report has it that, in the wake of much talk about the incoming Into the Spider-Verse, Sony Pictures Animation has appointed the showrunners behind Dreamworks’ Voltron: Legendary Defender, Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, to increase the animated corner of the Spider-hero world.
According to report, Dos Santos is in early talks to direct the continuation to Into the Spider-Verse (penned by Wonder Woman 1984‘s Dave Callaham), although as of yet there are no particulars about just what the continuation will relate to, whether it will still be frequently about Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man, or the broader concept of Spider-heroes working with each other across realities.
Montgomery, meanwhile, will boss a spinoff based around Gwen Stacy, the Radioactive Spider-Gwen. The Gwen movie will, like Spider-Verse, include several spider-heroes, but this time they will all be female. Nothing has been ascertained yet, but suggesttions have been made that Madame Web (former supervisor of the web of life and destiny that guides and binds all spider-based heroes together); Spider-Woman (seemingly Jessica Drew, although theoretically Gwen goes by the moniker in her reality too); Spider-Girl (who again could be numerous comics personalities, from Mayday Parker in the MC2 universe to Anya Corazon, the present holder of the mantle); and Cindy Moon, a.k.a. Silk (who was of late rumored to be producing her own film), as possible partners for Gwen to team up with.
This speaks to Sony having some very great confidences for its animated Spider-adventures. Optimistically if Into the Spider-Verse lives up to the publicity its fantastic trailers have been constituting, we could be looking forward to a very exciting new animated universe to discover through one of Marvel’s most iconic and versatile hero mantles.