Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is unlike any animated film before it. It was a visual extravaganza and a hugely enjoyable film. It also won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards in 2018. Given the massive success of the film, it’s almost certain that there will be a sequel. Assuming that the next film follows the Spider-people-from-other-universes idea (suggested by the Spider-Man 2099 easter egg), there are a slew of characters to choose from. Spider-Verse didn’t even scratch the surface of all the Spider-folks that appeared in the comic book event from which it took its inspiration. Thus, here is a list of Spider-characters we’d love to see in the possible Spider-Verse sequel.
Supaidaman (Takuya Yamashiro), Earth 51778
Investigating a crashed alien ship, motocross stunt rider Takuya Yamashiro finds one remaining survivor. From the Planet Spider, the survivor tells Takuya that he was hunting a vile enemy and that Takuya must carry on his mission. The survivor injects Takuya with some of his blood, giving him spider-like powers and also the ability to call on the help of the giant mech, Leopardon. This character is based upon the Japanese Spider-Man TV series which ran in the 1970s. Marvel canonized him as an official alternate Spider-Man in the first Spider-Verse comic series, the absolute craziness of the character proving hugely entertaining.
The Spider (Peter Parquagh), Earth 311
An Englishman who migrated to America in the year 1602, this version of Spider-Man has no actual superpowers. He works for Spymaster Nicholas Fury as undercover agent and assistant. First appearing in the Marvel 1602 mini-series by Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert which took place hundreds of years before the “Marvel Age of Heroes” (the current time in Marvel comics) during the Elizabethan era, it’s an interesting take on the character that could prove for some interesting interactions in Spider-Verse 2.
Lady Spider (May Reilly), Earth 803
From a world at the beginning of its industrial revolution, May Reilly is fascinated by technology, but her dream of studying it in any official way is regularly stopped by the men of her world who consider her not up to the task-based solely on her sex. Not willing to give up her dream, she builds her wonderful technology in secret, creating a set our four mechanical legs and web-shooters. Wholly technology-based, Lady Spider has no actual superpowers. This, combined with her cool steam-punk look could make her an exciting addition to the Spider-Verse roster.
Superior Spider-Man (Peter Parker/Otto Octavius), Earth 616
With his body failing him and nearing death, villain Otto Octavius, AKA Doctor Octopus, devised a plan. He would transfer his consciousness into the boy of Peter Parker, extending his own life. At the same time he’d be killing his greatest enemy. His plan succeeded and for a time Otto became the Superior Spider-Man. He ttook steps in his fight against crime that he felt Peter did not have the courage to. Thus he became a darker, more brutal version of the hero. Having this edgier version of the character mix in with the heroes we saw in the first film could create some fascinating scenarios.
Spider-Girl (Mayday Parker), Earth 982
On Earth 982, Peter Parker and Mary Jane Parker’s daughter, Mayday, has inherited her father’s powers. After her father loses a leg in a huge battle with Green Goblin, he retires from being Spider-Man. Hoping May would not develop abilities, Peter and MJ kept their history from her. However, on her 15th birthday, May’s powers manifested, and she decides to take up the mantle of her father as Spider-Girl. Originally appearing in one of What If?, Vol. 2 #105 in 1998, the character proved so popular she has had two solo series. She is regularly referenced in other Marvel comics. Having Peter Parker’s daughter in Spider-Verse 2 would undoubtedly be a bit of a shakeup for the other characters.