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Johnson Hopes to Return in "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" Sequel


While it's confirmed a sequel is in the works to the 2018 Oscar-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the question has obviously dawned...will it feature the SAME multiple iterations of the Marvel character like last time. Jake Johnson, who played an out of shape Peter B. Parker in the first film and whose mentoring relationship with Miles Morales formed the emotional anchor of that film, is wondering the same thing. In fact, while he hasn't been asked to return, Johnson spoke in a video interview with Get Fandom this week that he would love to return:

"I would really hope so. I really loved playing Peter B. Parker. I literally recorded that movie for, I think it was over two years. People don’t realize, most of with animation you do two or three records and it’s over. I lived with that character before anyone knew it was happening for so long. I loved the material. I got to record with Shameik (Moore) a lot who played Miles, and we got to bounce off each other. Shameik and I became buddies and we’re still texting and in touch.
I would love to see Peter, what happens to him. I would love to see, did he and MJ get back together? Did he become a dad? Is he still a superhero? Is he a dad and a superhero? But these are all as a fan now, because in terms of the inside I’m not at that table making decisions, but I would love Peter to come back.

At the end of the first film, Johnson's Peter Parker returned to his own world to finally make things right with Mary Jane following a separation. For now, all that is known is that the sequel is set to be released in theaters on October 7, 2022.

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