Sony Pictures Rumored To Be Developing At Least Two More Animated SPIDER-MAN Movies

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse were critical and commercial hits, with the former winning an Oscar for “Best Animated Feature.” Fans are anxious to see how the story concludes in the currently undated Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, but what comes after that?

While we’ve heard of plans for a Spider-Woman spin-off, it doesn’t seem to have gone anywhere. That’s likely a result of how much time has been spent on the latest Spider-Verse movies, though there’s recently been chatter about animated movies revolving around characters like Spider-Punk and Venom being in the works.

There’s even been talk of one or both having an R-Rating, but we now have an update on what’s on the horizon courtesy of scooper Daniel Richtman (via Toonado.com). 

He claims that Sony Animation is indeed developing at least two more Spider-Man animated movies. Unfortunately, no further insights are offered. However, we expect Miles Morales’ story to end with Beyond the Spider-Verse, especially with rumours of there being live-action plans for that web-slinger.

“It will be a very satisfying conclusion,” producer and writer Phil Lord previously said of the upcoming threequel. “It goes even more emotionally deep into the relationships between Miles, Gwen, Peter B., [and Miles’] parents.” 

“The big thing that’s interesting for Miles [in Beyond the Spider-Verse] is how do you deal with a sense of betrayal and turn it into something affirmative?” Lord added. “And I think that the thing that we try to do with these movies is represent goodness and show how the love that the characters in the movie have for Miles translates into his growth and success.” 

That female-led project was set to feature Hailee Steinfeld’s Spider-Gwen and Issa Rae’s Jessica Drew, and we remain optimistic it will one day happen. Of course, the failure of the female-led Madame Web is just the sort of spoke in the wheel a movie like that doesn’t need, so only time will tell whether it makes it into theaters. 

Talking last year, Lord’s fellow producer and writing partner, Chris Miller, admitting that the thought of making more of these animated movies is a daunting prospect.

“These things are very exhausting, hugely ambitious, and take a lot of people working really hard and dedicating themselves to doing something new and special, so after each one we’re all so exhausted,” he admitted. “Knowing that we have another one that we have to finish is daunting in its own way because we wanna make sure that it’s as excellent as those that came before it, and surprising and new, and unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.”

“So thinking about beyond doing this trilogy is quite terrifying.”

Should Lord and Miller move on from the Spider-Verse, it’s fair to say excitement for any future movies will be dampened, particularly as they seem to be the key ingredient to making these animated adventures work where Sony’s live-action offerings so often fail.