While Sony/Disney partnership will continue for at least one more Spider-Man sequel and an appearance from Tom Holland's web-slinger in another MCU movie, Sony proved they could make a great Spider-Man film without Kevin Feige. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse arrived in cinemas last December and was a success in every conceivable way.
Be it the groundbreaking technical achievement, the boundless possibilities, or Nicolas Cage as Spider-Man Noir, Into The Spider-Verse is a remarkable example of what an animated superhero movie can be, and more. Grossing more than $375 million against a production budget of $90 million, not the biggest box office hit, but Into the Spider-Verse bagged an Academy Award for Best Animated Film. Add to that a robust performance on Home Entertainment, and a sequel was a complete no brainer. Taking to Twitter, producer Christopher Miller revealed that the untitled follow-up would swing into cinemas on April 8, 2022.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will be back to produce and develop the script for the next chapter in the Spider-Verse. In addition to the sequel, Sony is putting together a range of spin-offs for both theatrical and TV. A Spider-Women movie is said to be on the fast-track and could arrive before the Spider-Verse sequel. Much to the approval of all Marvel fans, Sony and Disney were able to come to terms to extend their deal. Closing out the Spider-Man trilogy that started with Homecoming will likely see the end of the Sony/Disney deal for a while. Sony is keen for Spider-Man to appear alongside Venom and their other live-action Spider-Verse projects. Next year Jared Leto stars alongside Matt Smith in Morbius: The Living Vampire, and Tom Hardy returns in Venom 2 directed by Andy Serkis.