A new rumor suggests that a lesser-known Spider-Man villain could factor into the Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse sequel.
The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel may feature an obscure villain who would fit perfectly with the dimension-hopping mechanics of the story.
On its What We Heard This Week segment, Murphy's Multiverse reported that the C-list villain known as the Spot may play a key role in the story. Murphy's Multiverse said that it was working to confirm the report with another source, and that the rumor should be taken with a grain of salt.
The Spot is the alter ego of Dr. Jonathan Ohnn, a scientist who sought to replicate the teleportation powers of the superhero Cloak. The experiment left multiple "spots" over his body, which allows him to cross through dimensions. In the comics, aside from Spider-Man, he has also crossed paths with Daredevil.
The untitled Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel will be directed by Joaquim Dos Santos (Voltron: Legendary Defender), with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller serving as producers alongside Amy Pascal. Plot details are scarce, though the movie is set to focus on the relationship between Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) and Gwen Stacy/Ghost-Spider (Hailee Steinfeld). It will also feature various appearances from alternate versions of Spider-Man, including the protagonist of Toei's live-action Spider-Man series Takuya Yamashiro. The movie began production last summer.
Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 arrives in theaters Oct.