'Into the Spider-Verse' Star Wants Sequel to Mix Live-Action and Animation

TCA 2019: “It would be cool for us to go from animation to live action and back,” Moore says

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“Into the Spider-Verse” star Shameik Moore shared a few thoughts about what he would like to see in the upcoming sequel to Sony’s animated Spider-Man film, namely that he wants it be a little less animated.

“Since we’ve established the Spider-Verse, I think it would be cool for us to go from animation to live action and back. I don’t know if that’s going to happen, but that’s would I would like,” Moore told reporters Friday during the Television Critics Association session for Hulu’s scripted series on the Wu-Tang Clan, which Moore is set to star.

Sony is planning a “Spider-Verse” sequel that will continue Miles Morales’ story. Joaquim Dos Santos, whose recent credits include Netflix’s “Voltron” series, has been tapped to direct the sequel. “They’re working on something,” Moore said, adding that he probably wasn’t allowed to say anything more.

The 2018 film ended with Peter Parker (Jake Johnson) attempting to make amends with Mary Jane, and with Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) seemingly finding a way to contact Miles between dimensions. A post-credit scene also teased Spider-Man 2099, who traveled back to 1967 and recreated the “Spider-Man pointing at Spider-Man” popular internet meme.

Moore was tight-lipped on what the sequel’s storyline could be. “The movie ended on us hearing Gwen, I don’t know anything more than that. Truthfully, I really don’t.”

Along with a “Spider-Verse” sequel, the studio is also looking for other spin-offs, and one that is gaining traction is a “Spider-Women” film that will focus on three generations of women with Spidey powers. Though no decisions have been made, one of these characters could very well be Spider-Gwen (Steinfeld), a breakout character from the Spider-Verse. Bek Smith will write the screenplay.

Sony could potentially expand the series to TV as well. “Spider-Verse” writer Phil Lord and his longtime writing and directing partner Christopher Miller recently signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures TV that included a suite of new TV series based on Sony’s Marvel Universe. A rep for the studio told TheWrap at the time it was too early to say if those would be connected to the “Spider-Verse” film.

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