Japanese Spider-Man

Japanese Spider-Man Confirmed For Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Sequel

It was just last week that the sequel of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse got its release date of April 8 2022. Now more and more information is spilling out about the highly anticipated sequel.

From what we already know, this sequel is taking place two years after the events of the last movie and will focus a little more on the blossoming romance between Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld).

Recently a fan tweeted to the filmmakers of the upcoming movie, maybe jokingly (but we all know its not entirely a joke) volunteering their services to design an old-school character, the 1970s Japanese Spider-Man. Producer Phil Lord responded with two glorious words.

You may not be familiar with this Spider-Man which is completely understandable. In the 1970s, the Toei Company (y’know, the guys responsible for Kamen Rider) acquired the licensing for the web-slinger and used it to create their own superhero.

While they do share numerous similarities, Peter Parker was replaced by a young motorcyclist named Takuya. Takuya meets an alien from Planet Spider and although he has all the powers of the traditional Spider-Man, he also pilots a giant mecha named Leopardon. We could not make this up even if we tried.

We can’t wait to see what other crazy spider-people get thrown into the mix this time. Maybe Tom Holland will finally get the cameo that was so rudely taken away from him.