Japanese Spider-Man Will Appear in ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ Sequel, Says Phil Lord

/Film | 11/6/2019 | Ben Pearson
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduced several different versions of Spider-Man from across the multiverse, and it appears that the recently-confirmed sequel will continue that trend.

Phil Lord, one of the Spider-Verse producers, revealed on Twitter that Japanese Spider-Man will appear in the sequel. And if you know anything about that version of the character, you know his appearance should be a lot of fun.

Playlist - Tweet - Phil - Lord - Response

The Playlist pointed us to this recent tweet from Phil Lord, revealing in a response to a fan that Japanese Spider-Man has already been designed for the upcoming sequel:

He’s designed!

Years - Marvel - TV - Rights - Spider-Man

40-plus years ago, Marvel licensed the TV rights to Spider-Man to a Japanese production company called Toei, who produced 41 episodes of the show (and a movie!) from 1978-1979. The Playlist has a great description of the resulting series:

The series followed a motorcycle racer named Takuya Yamashiro. Yamashiro discovers a crashed UFO and brings his father (a space archeologist, naturally) to investigate. There, they find the last remaining survivor of the planet Spider, who gives the young Yamashiro a bracelet that turns him into Spider-Man and allows him to control his very own large robot.

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