Spider-Verse 2 Director Trio Announced
Also, two familiar names return to write.
With great power comes great responsibility. So why not share the burden?
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse had three directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman. And now, as reported by Variety, the previously unnamed sequel to Spider-Verse will also have three directors: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson.
Powers is having an incredible “prestige movie” season right now, the result of an Oscar nomination for his adapted screenplay by One night in Miami and an Oscar nomination for its co-director Pixar film soul. Dos Santos, who made his feature film debut, has directed episodes of acclaimed animated series such as Avatar: The last airbender, The legend of Korra, and Justice League Unlimited. And Thompson, who also made his feature film debut, was the Annie-winning production designer of the first Spider-Verse and also designed the two in production Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Movies. The trio made this statement regarding their work on the film: “The crew behind the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse have set such a ridiculously high bar, and we are humble to face the challenge of moving to the next chapter in the Plan film. ” Miles Morales story. ”
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It was also announced that Phil Lord and Chris Millerwho produced the first spider verse and directed the first Lego movie, join the film as screenwriters alongside David Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings). The writer-producers made this statement about their new directors:
“We’re so lucky to have Joaquim, Justin and Kemp on the Spider-Verse team. We’re huge fans of Joaquim’s work – he makes his characters so warm and unique, and he can tell an emotional story with an action sequence like a Musical makes by song. Justin is a loner filmmaker who tirelessly strives for visual innovation and surprise, but always supports emotional storytelling. Kemp’s work is succinct and ambitious and fun – with the wisdom of a writer and the heart of a director – he Just Knows What It Matters All three of them add up to any project they take on and they sure make our game better. We honestly like them and want to be their friends, and we hope we’ll work on this movie together for the next several years will make it totally possible. ”
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is set to hit theaters on October 7, 2022.
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