The upcoming sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be directed by three new people. The three new directors are Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson. They will replace the original three directors of the film Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman. Ramsey will still be attached to the untitled sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as an executive producer. Phil Lord will once again write the screenplay for the film and will be joined by his long-time collaborator Christopher Miller, who only served as a producer for the previous movie. David Callaham will also be a writer for the upcoming sequel. Shameik Moore will likely once again return to voice the main character Miles Morales. It remains to be seen if the other main cast members will return such as Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman, Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker or Nicolas Cage as Spider-Man Noir.

Lord and Miller have expressed their excitement at Santos, Powers and Thompson joining the film to direct, stating, “We are so lucky to have Joaquim, Justin, and Kemp on the Spider-Verse team. We are huge fans of Joaquim’s work. He makes his characters so heartfelt and unique, and he can tell an emotional story with an action sequence the way a musical does through a song. Justin is a maverick filmmaker who relentlessly pursues visual innovation and surprise but always in support of the emotional storytelling. Kemp’s work is incisive and ambitious and funny with a writer’s wisdom and a director’s heart. He just knows what matters in every scene. All three of them elevate every project they take on, and they are certainly raising our game. We honestly just like them and want to be their friends and we’re hoping working on this movie together for the next few years will totally make that happen.”

The untitled Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel is set to be released on October 7, 2022, where fans can see how Santos, Powers and Thompson’s direction will compare to the first film.

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