At this point, it's hard to remember a time when Spider-Man wasn’t a regular presence on the big screen. The modern age of comic book movies was still in its very early stages when Sam Raimi first brought the web-slinger to life in 2002’s SPIDER-MAN, and in the 17 years since, he has been a central character in 10 different blockbusters.
And if you think that’s stopping any time soon, you’re mistaken. Between both live-action and animated projects, the years ahead are going to be filled with SPIDER-MAN movies — and we’ve put together this little guide to let you know what’s coming.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2
The first SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE blew minds and collected numerous awards when it was released late last year, and it took Sony Pictures Animation no time at all to decide that they wanted it to launch a series. A sequel was announced just days after the release of the blockbuster. Unfortunately, while we know that the story will continue to explore the relationship between Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), sadly we don’t know when the movie will actually be coming out, as a release date has not yet been set.
Female-Centered Spider-Verse Spinoff
Not only does Sony Pictures Animation have plans for SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE as a series, but they also have some ideas about doing multiple spinoffs. Specifically, in addition to the direct sequel to the 2018 hit, the company is also currently working on another project within the continuity, one that will center on yet-to-be-announced female heroes/antiheroes.
Spider-Man: Far From Home Sequel
Marvel Cinematic Universe fans experienced a wave of panic this summer when it looked like the deal between Marvel Studios and Sony was coming to an end, which would have prevented Spider-Man from showing up in any future MCU projects. Fortunately, the two sides were ultimately able to forge an agreement, and as a result, we will soon be seeing a direct sequel to SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME. The upcoming blockbuster doesn’t have an official title yet, but it is already set to be released on July 16, 2021.
Unknown Marvel Studios Crossover Film
Not only did the deal keeping Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe confirm a sequel to SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME, but it also means that the wall-crawling hero is going to be able to appear in the franchise’s next big crossover movie. With Marvel Studios playing their cards very close to the vest, we don’t yet know exactly what that crossover story is going to be, but you can be sure that Peter Parker is going to have a presence.
Part of what’s pretty amazing about Spider-Man’s impact on Hollywood is that even side characters from his comics are getting their own feature films. We saw the first example of this last year with the release of VENOM, and next year we will be getting a second dose with the in-development VENOM 2. Director Andy Serkis is taking the helm of the movie, with Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson set to reprise their respective roles as Eddie Brock and Cletus Kasady. The sequel will be hitting theatres everywhere on October 2, 2020.
Following the success of VENOM, Sony has decided to launch a whole series of Spider-Man side-character projects, and while VENOM 2 won’t be arriving until October 2020, audiences will be able to see MORBIUS in theatres on July 31, 2020. Based on the Spider-Man villain/antihero Morbius, the Living Vampire, the movie will star Jared Leto as Dr. Michael Morbius, a scientist with a rare blood disease, who transforms himself into a vampire while running experiments trying to discover a cure. Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Jared Harris and Tyrese Gibson co-star.
Kraven the Hunter
While it doesn’t have an official release date yet, another Spider-Man-related project known to be in the works at Sony is KRAVEN THE HUNTER, another antagonist-centric story, as Kraven is best known for seeing the web-head as the ultimate hunting trophy. The film does not yet have neither a director nor a star attached yet, but Richard Wenk, best known for writing the EQUALIZER movies, is working on the script.
These are just the projects that are in the works right now, but stay tuned for more updates, because Spider-Man’s presence on the big screen is only getting larger.