2018 saw the release of a lot of great animated movies, but it seems that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has made it to the top of everyone’s list. The movie has been getting a lot of great buzz, and it has just become Sony’s highest-grossing animated fim.
This comes from Sony animator Nick Kondo:
Following right behind Spider-Verse are all three Hotel Transylvania movies with Smurfs placing fifth and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs placing sixth.
Admittedly Sony’s animation department doesn’t pump out classics like Dreamworks or Disney Animation, but Spider-Verse could lead to a lot of changes moving forward. We know that a sequel is already in the works for the movie, and there are also multiple spinoffs at work, including an all-woman team-up with Spider-Gwen and a possible series with Spider-Ham.
When Sony had announced that they were working on multiple spinoffs to the Spider-Man IP, a lot of people thought that it was a bad idea. For one, Venom was a critical mess, but Spider-Verse managed to wow everyone when it came out; not only was the film a success in the box office, but the critics just can’t stop singing its praises.
With live-action movies like Kraven the Hunter and Morbius in the works, I’m kind of hoping that Sony just sticks to the animated spinoffs. Why can’t they just let Marvel Studios handle all the live-action stuff?
No release date has been announced for the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.