Octavio E. Rodriguez Joins ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2’ as Head of Story
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is probably my most anticipated film. 2022 can’t come soon enough so we finally find out how the story continues after Miles grew into becoming his own version of Spider-Man. Will we see the return of Peter B. Parker or Gwen Stacy? Was the ending tease of Spider-Man 2099 going be followed-up? Will it make me cry in cinemas again? So many questions that require an answer. We haven’t had much news ever since it was announced for 2022. Luckily, animation veteran Octavio E. Rodriguez has joined the production as Head of Story.
— Octavio E. Rodriguez (@octavio991) August 31, 2020
Rodriguez has quite a history in animation. He was the director of multiple episodes of The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants. Worked on a variety of Pixar films as story artists, which include The Incredibles 2 and Coco. He also was a story artist on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This will not be his first time working on a project involving the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. He also was the storyboard artist for The Spectacular Spider-Man episode Interactions. Hopefully, this means we get a chance of that incarnation of the character appearing in the film.
Into the Spider-Verse 2 has been teased to expand the already crazy references on Spider-Man history. There were rumors of the original Japanese Spider-Man making an appearance and the various logos used in the first teaser have been analyzed with a magnifying glass at this point. Personally, I do hope we get more returning voice actors from the original cartoons and a crossover with the live-action films. It would be great to see Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield in the same room. Maybe we see them meet 1994’s Christopher Daniel Barnes and Spectacular’s Josh Keaton, as they exchange their experiences as heroes. One can only dream.