The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel is growing its director-verse. Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson will direct as first reported by Variety.
Dos Santos’s previous credits include animated shows The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Voltron: Legendary Defender.
Thompson worked as a production designer on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.
Powers is currently nominated for the Oscar for best-adapted screenplay for the feature One Night in Miami and as co-director of the Oscar nominated animated feature Soul.
“The crew behind the ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ set such a ridiculously high bar, and we’re humbled to take on the challenge of charting the next chapter in the story of Miles Morales,” the directing team said in a joint statement.
The first Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a critical and commercial success, winning the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and earning $373.5 million at the worldwide box office.
The untitled Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel is scheduled to be released in theaters on October 7, 2022.