The Spider-Verse is welcoming three new directors. Sony Pictures Animation’s sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be helmed by Kemp Powers (center in photo above), Justin K. Thompson (right), and as previously announced Joaquim Dos Santos (left).
Powers is co-director and co-writer of Pixar’s Soul, and is currently Oscar-nominated for his screenplay for the live-action drama One Night in Miami. Thompson was the production designer on the original Spider-Verse as well as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and its sequel. Dos Santos is a seasoned director and storyboard artist who has directed on Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, among other series.
The original Spider-Verse grossed a strong $373.5 million worldwide and earned plaudits and awards aplenty, including an Oscar for best animated feature. It was directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman from a script by Rothman and Phil Lord.