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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Producer Promises Tokusatsu Version in Potential Sequel

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse animated film introduced audiences to the many extra-dimensional versions of Peter Parker. Teen and newly-minted superhero Miles Morales eventually teams up with Spider Gwen, Peter B. Parker, Spider-Ham, Peni Parker, and Spider-Man Noir. Missing from all these different incarnations of our friendly neighborhood superhero is Toei's tokusatsu version, sometimes written out phonetically as Supaidāman.

The live-action, mecha-riding Marvel hero is unique to Japan and other than a shout-out in Ready Player One, hasn't seen much action since the 1970s. Spider-Verse producer Phil Lord has some ideas to bring the version of Spider-Man back, this time on the big screen in a potential Spider-Verse sequel. Lord confirmed that the tokusatsu hero would appear in the next Spider-Verse film, given that the first one garners at least US$200 million at the U.S. box office.

The film has earned US$114.3 million in the U.S. alone and US$224 million at the worldwide box office as of January 1.

Toei's Spider-Man starred actor Shinji Tōdō as Takuya Yamashiro, a 22-year-old motocross racer by day and Spider-Man by night. His superhero alter-ego faces the dangerous Iron Cross Army when he dons the Spider Protector suit he keeps in his Spider Bracelet. The bracelet also shoots webbing and can summon the Spider Machine GP-7 flying car and the Marveller spacecraft. The Marveller can also transform into the mecha Leopardon.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse opened in U.S. theaters on December 14 starring Shameik Moore as Miles Morales, Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker, and Hailee Steinfield as Gwen Stacy.

Souce: Phil Lord's Twitter account via Tokusatsu Network (Joshua Saucedo), Box Office Mojo

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