Sony has found something truly special with their Spider-verse movies, and they know it. With Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse opening this weekend, and already being met with reviews calling it a “masterpiece” (Okay, that was me. But others, too.), Sony is looking to expand the world of Miles Morales even further.
Variety spoke with producer Amy Pascal who confirmed that a live-action Miles Morales movie is in the works. “You’ll see all of it. It’s all happening”, she responded to questions about the future of the Blacktino kid from Brooklyn who has become as popular a version of Spider-Man as Peter Parker.
Not only that, but producer Avi Arad teased an animated movie centered on Spider-Woman, aka Gwen Stacy voiced by Hailee Steinfeld. He says it’s coming “sooner than you expect”, but “I cannot tell you yet, but it’s coming.”
Gwen Stacy had a major role to play in 2018’s Into the Spider-Verse, becoming Miles’ best friend and potential love interest, even though separated by alternate universes. She returns for the sequel in an even larger role, and will see that role continue in 2024’s Beyond the Spider-Verse. A spinoff featuring her makes all the sense in the world.
And fans have been clamoring to see a live-action Miles Morales for years. He has been teased in cheeky fashion in the recent MCU Spider-Man movies starring Tom Holland, but has never gotten his due. Talk about a sought-after role for all of the up ‘n coming Black actors in Hollywood right now!
Speaking of Tom Holland, what’s the status of a fourth movie featuring his Peter Parker? After Spider-Man: No Way Home set him up for an all-new status quo, word on a new film has been quiet.
“Are we going to make another movie? Of course, we are,” Pascal said. “We’re in the process, but the writers strike, nobody is working during the strike. We’re all being supporters and whenever they get themselves together, we’ll get started.”
Get ready. Spider-Man is going to be crawling all over screens for a long time to come.