Sony’s animated hit Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse could spawn several TV spinoffs, if the latest reports are to be believed. We consider this to be amazing/sensational/superior/astonishing news, depending on which Spider-Man adjective you prefer from the comics!
This does make a fair bit of sense. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse introduced us to a vast multiverse of Spider-People including Chris Pine’s Peter Parker, Jake Johnson’s Peter B. Parker, Shameik Moore’s Miles Morales, Hailee Steinfeld’s Gwen Stacy, John Mulaney’s Spider-Ham, Kimiko Glenn’s Peni Parker and Nicolas Cage’s Spider-Man Noir (not to that chap from the post-credits scene, which we won’t spoil here!). Each of these characters is from a separate dimension, with their own unique stories mostly left untold by the film.
It’s already been suggested that Spider-Gwen could lead a female-focused Spider-Verse spinoff, and a direct sequel to Spider-Verse itself is also in development. But today, thanks to a report from The New York Times, we’re hearing that television could also host some upcoming web-slinging action from this epic animated multiverse.
According to the report, which documents Sony’s future plans fairly extensively, the company is “considering making animated television shows based on characters introduced in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which has collected $276 million at the box office.”
Of course, any of the Spider-People from the film could hold their own in a TV show, but it’s Spider-Ham (aka Peter Porker) who arguably lends himself to it in the best way. He even riffs on an iconic cartoon character in the film itself!
As it stands, though, Sony hasn’t formally confirmed this report with an announcement of any sort. When we hear more, though, you can be sure we’ll pass it on.