Japanese Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel
Just last week, the release date for the sequel of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was confirmed, which is April 8, 2020. Now more information has been going out about the highly anticipated sequel.
Apart from knowing that the sequel will be taking place two years after the events of the first movie and it will focus more about the budding romance between Miles (Shameik Moore) and Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), new information broke out that another Spider-Man will be joining the universe.
— Variety (@Variety) January 13, 2019
A fan tweeted to the filmmakers of the said sequel volunteering their services to design an old school character, the 1970s Japanese Spider-Man. Producer of the film, Phil Lord, answered with two glorious words: “He’s designed!”
Dear @philiplord, @chrizmillr, @JDS_247 and @shinypinkbottle, Now that you’ve announced Spidey 2, IF, through some miracle of miracles, Japanese Spider-Man is written into the film, I will happily design him for you. Sincerely, Shannon pic.twitter.com/2jd7FfPr7Z
— Shannon Tindle (@ShannonTindle_1) November 5, 2019
Japanese Spider-Man was created in the 1970s by the Toei Company (the company who created Kamen Rider) when they acquired the licensing for the web-slinger.
In 1970s adaptation, Peter Parker was replaced by Takuya, a young motorcyclist. Takuya meets an alien from Planet Spider and acquires all the powers of the traditional Spider-Man, and he also pilots a giant mecha named Leopardon.