Spider-Verse 2: Is Phil Lord Hinting at Japanese Spider-Man Appearance?

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Sony had just announced last weekend that the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was coming out in 2022, and fans are already excited for a return to the animated Spider-Man world. While some expect the introduction of even more Spider-characters, it's possible that producer Phil Lord has hinted at the appearance of the 70s Japanese version of Spider-Man a.k.a. Supaidaman.

Lord retweeted this piece of fanart:

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Though it's not official confirmation by any case, the appearance of an alternate version of Spider-Man doesn't seem that farfetched. I mean, if we're going to get a handful of Spider-people in the first film, it would only make sense that Sony would try to up the ante when it comes to the sequel. Japanese Spider-Man doesn't even need to have a major role, but it would be fun to see him interact with Peni Parker, seeing as they both have mechs.

If anything, Supaidaman is only one of so many versions of the character that could appear in the film. Based on the after-credits scene, it's likely we're going to get a more major role from Miguel O'Hara (Oscar Isaac). I know some people are hoping we get some kind of involvement from onscreen Spider-Man Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland.

This is also just me spit-balling here, but what are the odds that this sequel will bring in alternate versions of villains as well? I mean, we got hints of them in the first movie, but it would be great to see several kinds of Doctor Octopus, or maybe even the return of Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin.

It's just a pitch.

For now, Spider-Verse 2 is set to release April 8, 2022.

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