Jake Johnson confirmed that he’s in talks to return for the upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel.
Sony Pictures Animation’s 2018 film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was universally acclaimed, with an impressive 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and receiving the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The film was beloved for its stunning animation, clever storytelling and memorable voice performances. One of those integral voice performances came from actor Jake Johnson’s portrayal as Peter B. Parker, one of the many mentors to Miles Morales (Shameik Moore).
With a Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel currently in production, fans are excited to reunite with the characters they fell in love with. The highly-anticipated sequel was said to center on the relationship between Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) and with that in mind, fans also wondered if we would see the return of Peter B. Parker as well. Well, it sure looks like Jake Johnson could be coming back, confirming that he’s in talks in an interview with The Movie Dweeb:
“I’ve been working on a contract. I believe Peter B. Parker is making a return… All I know is that I heard nothing for the longest time, and I was very sad. I loved playing Peter B. Parker. I would love to know what happens with Peter B. Parker. I think the way his journey ended in the first movie is very open-ended, and so when I got word that they were working on a deal and figuring it all out, I thought I truly can’t wait to see what the writers came up with it.”
If he signs on, Jake Johnson would be joining with returning stars Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld as well as newcomer Issa Rae, who is set to play Jessica Drew AKA Spider-Woman. Are you excited to see Jake Johnson in talks to return? Sound off in the comments below.
Here is the synopsis for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse:
“Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.”
Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman with a screenplay by Phil Lord, the film features the voices of Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, and Lily Tomlin.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital, while the sequel is set for October 7, 2022. Stay tuned for the latest news on the Spider-Verse sequel, and be sure to check out and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more great video content!