Nick Santos is here to help deliver some scoops and information on the film and TV industry. This week, we’re going to be talking about updates to Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2.

[UPDATE: Christopher Daniel Barnes recently posted on Instagram about rumors he’s going to participate in “the next Spider-Man movie.” In the video he says that the rumor is not true. (You can watch the video below.) We suppose the easy assumption is that he’s referring to this very report…. Only this report doesn’t allege he’s to appear in the next Spider-Man movie at all. That’s the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home. This article talks about a future sequel to Into The Spider-Verse. People may very well be confusing the two, thus creating the “rumor” that he’s to appear in the next movie, a/k/a No Way Home. Since he only refers to “the next Spider-Man movie,” we can’t say that we’re talking about the same film. We’ll investigate further…]

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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse proved that there’s legs to the Spider-Verse as viable story device. One that can not only introduce obscure characters from the Spider-Man mythos, but also make references to Spider-Man portrayals in other media.

I can exclusively share that Christopher Daniel Barnes is in final talks to return to the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Into The Spider-Verse 2. As most of you may know, Christopher played the character in the 90’s animated cartoon.

Into The Spider-Verse
The 90’s Animated Series Spider-Man

I can share that Christopher Daniel Barnes’s Peter is not a part of the script in a major capacity. He will make a few appearances and show up in the finale. It’s not a major appearance, but something like 5-10 minutes. However, he will appear in a style that incorporates his look from the cartoon. It’ll be cleaned up and a mashup of the 90’s cartoon style with the distinct visual tone of Into The Spider-Verse.

I’ve also learned that more characters from other Spider-Man media are set to appear. But talks for many of these are still ongoing. Expect that Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2 will feature many callbacks to the history of Spider-Man adaptations.

This isn’t the only Spider-Man news we’ve revealed, check out this previous exclusive about Sony and Marvel spinning-off Spider-Man to include Miles Morales alongside Peter Parker.

So, what do you think about this news?

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