The sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse could introduce Japanese Spider-Man, executive producer Phil Lord teases. Arguably the best superhero film of the year and one of the best ever, Sony Pictures Entertainment's animated film centering on Miles Morales' (Shameik Moore) version of the web-slinging hero has been loved by both critics and audiences alike that it's almost a no-brainer that a follow-up film will eventually come.
With some really nifty visual effects and a uniquely interesting premise, Into the Spider-Verse brought together some of the most notable versions of Spider-Man for an epic mission to stop Kingpin (Liev Schreiber) from destroying reality. They succeeded - prompting each hero to go back to their own realities but with the promise that some of them could reunite in the future to take on another adversary. While the original group of Spider-People had great chemistry, some fans are looking forward to meeting new iterations as well. And if things go well, one of them could be Japanese Spider-Man.
Lord was tagged on Twitter by a fan suggesting to include Japanese Spider-Man in the inevitable Into the Spider-Verse sequel. The film's executive producer entertained the idea but with a stipulation - if the first film crosses $200 million domestically, it'll be a done deal. Currently, it's already halfway through its goal with $104 million earned domestic ($109 million international), but with such good word of mouth carrying the movie forward, it could very well have the legs to last throughout the season, especially with a usually quiet January movie month.
I will IF we cross 200 domestic. Deal everybody? https://t.co/Fu0K06hxzq— philip lord (@philiplord) January 2, 2019
The exchange has spawned a myriad of other suggestions from other fans - each one has its own Spider-Man iteration they want to see in the sequel including Man-Spider, Spider-Man India and even Tom Holland's version of the wall-crawling hero. Lord didn't acknowledge any other recommendations, but most are just happy to know that there's a possibility to see Japanese Spider-Man and Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn) team-up in the film. What's curious, however, is whether or not Peni will be brought back into the sequel or they'll move on with an entirely different gang of Spider-people aside from the confirmed returnees in Miles and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld).
Aside from Japanese Spider-Man's potential introduction, the post-credits scene for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse also teased a brand new key player that could join the gang in the sequel. The stinger teases the existence of Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac) who's in Nueva York after he's come back from a mission. Miguel's introduction was also coupled with the reveal of his interdimensional transporter will more likely how multiverse travel will be possible in the sequel.
Source: Phil Lord