It looks like the next entry in the animated Spider-Man franchise will have a trio of directors. The official Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse shared the new trio of directors that will tackle the project in a Twitter post. It reveals that Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson are taking over directing duties.
It isn’t uncommon for animated features to have multiple directors due to their complexity of coordinating the various aspects of the process. They are taking over from Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, who brought the story of Miles Morales to life. The reveal is in a clever thread where they played on the bagels scene from the original film before suddenly dropping the director revealed.
Meet your #SpiderVerse sequel directing team:
Joaquim Dos Santos (@jds_247)
Kemp Powers (@powerkeni)
Justin K. Thompson (@shinypinkbottle) pic.twitter.com/nitYNJhbRQ
— Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (@SpiderVerse) April 19, 2021
It’ll be interesting to see how they continue the previous entries’ story. Some time ago, we did report that there is a possibility they are adding the villain of Spot into the film. His abilities would be the perfect addition to a multiversal storyline that forces Miles to meet up with others and explore brand new environments. We might remain focused on the primary three from the first film. It is also a curious surprise that none of the previous directors are making a return. So, they might be trying to reinvent with each film to add a new flair to it. We cannot wait to see what direction the sequel will go and if it will remain focused on Miles, or even introduced a brand new member of the Spider-Verse family.