'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' sequel kicks off production with plan for 2022 release

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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Credit: Columbia Pictures)

The sequel to Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has leapt into production, ahead of its planned release for 2022.

The movie's lead animator Nick Kondo, who worked on the first movie, dropped the commencement announcement on his Twitter feed.

Not much is known about where the movie is headed, however.

The first was a mind-bending, multi-dimensional romp, produced by Lego Movie pair Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

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It starred Shameik Moore voicing Miles Morales, the new Spider-Man who's tasked with joining forces with other Spider-Men from different dimensions to crime lord Kingpin, voiced by Liev Schreiber.

These included Jake Johnson's jaded Peter Parker, Hailee Steinfeld's Spider-Woman, John Mulaney's Spider-Ham, Kimiko Glenn's anime SP//dr and Nicolas Cage's Spider-Man Noir.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Credit: Columbia Pictures)

Moore is expected to return as Miles, along with some of the other cast-members from the first movie, but nothing's confirmed just yet.

The first movie landed an impressive worldwide gross of $375 million, with a sequel – along with plans for another spin-off – confirmed before the first movie was even released.

Joaquim Dos Santos, who's worked on Justice League Unlimited and Avatar: The Last Airbender, is in the director's chair.

Sony confirmed last month that its original release date of April, 2022, was to be shoved back to 7 October, 2022.