Toei Spider-Man Teased for Into The Spider-Verse Sequel
Producer on the hit animated movie reveals stipulation for the inclusion of the tokusatsu version of Spider-Man
After three weeks in theaters, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has fans looking forward to the next installment in the series. Earlier this week over on Twitter, Producer Phil Lord was answering questions from fans regarding the potential other Spider characters that could be included in the sequel. Regarding the fan favorite character of the tokusatsu version of Spider-Man, Lord responded to his inclusion in the sequel with a direct yes, provided that the domestic box office for the first movie hits $200 million before leaving theaters. Currently, the domestic box office for the movie is at $104 million, leaving an additional $96 million to close the gap.
Airing in Japan in 1978, Toei’s take on Spider-Man, referred to by some as Japanese Spider-Man, ran for 41 episodes and followed the adventures of Takuya Yamashiro, a motorcycle racer who has the advantage of the Spider Machine GP-07 vehicle and the giant robot Leopardon, whose inclusion and reception in the series inspired the usage of giant robots in the Super Sentai franchise.
The first film, which is in theaters now and currently has a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, stars Shameik Moore (Dope) as Miles Morales, Hailee Steinfeld (Bumblebee) as Spider-Gwen, Jake Johnson (Tag) as Peter Parker, Kimiko Glenn (Orange Is the New Black) as Peni Parker; John Mulaney as Spider-Ham and Nicolas Cage as Spider-Man Noir.
I will IF we cross 200 domestic. Deal everybody? https://t.co/Fu0K06hxzq
— philip lord (@philiplord) January 2, 2019
Source: Phil Lord’s Twitter