Toei's Spider-Man to Appear in Spider-Verse Sequel
posted on by Kim Morrissy
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producer Phil Lord confirmed on Twitter that Toei's take on the classic comic book superhero will appear in the film's sequel. When a fan asked if the "Japanese Spider-Man" has been written into the film, Lord responded: "He's designed!"
He's designed!— Phil Lord (@philiplord) November 5, 2019
The lesser-known live-action special effects take on Marvel's superhero premiered in Japan in the late 70s and ran for over 40 episodes. The superhero takes on the evil Iron Cross Army as the alter-ego of Takuya Yamashiro. His powers and abilities are more in line with the likes of the Power Rangers and Kamen Rider than America's Peter Parker. Toei's Spider-Man has also appeared in the Amazing Spider-Man comic's 12th issue.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse took home an Oscar last year. The film's directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman shared what anime helped inspire the film's look and feel. The movie's Japanese animators also shared their experience creating the film in the Japanese magazine CG World. A sequel is currently in production, which has been teased for April 8, 2022.
[Via Comicbook.com (Megan Peters)]