Now that Sony's Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has been in cinemas for the better part of a month, the animation arm of the studio has decided to release the movie's screenplay.
Rothman — along with being one of three directors — co-wrote the script with Into The Spider-Verse producer Phil Lord. Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey served as the animated flick's two other directors.
The film has been successful critically, with a 97% Certified Fresh rating on the review-aggregating site Rotten Tomatoes. ComicBook.com's Chris Killian even went the length to say that Into The Spider-Verse is "one of the best Spider-Man movies you're likely to ever see.
Commercially, the movie's been a bit slower out of the gates for Sony Pictures Animation. Just starting the third week of its box office run, Into The Spider-Verse has grossed just over $156 million worldwide, with nearly 60% ($91m) coming as a result of domestic box office efforts.
According to Steinfeld, the Bumblee star thinks a spin-off would be "incredible."
"Oh my goodness. To be a part of this and play this strong female superhero, in this film particularly, is quite a privilege," Steinfeld said to Entertainment Tonight. "The thought of a spinoff is incredible. If that were to ever happen, I would be honored to be a part of it. I would love that opportunity. Anything to do something like this again with these people would be an honor."
Regardless, Sony apparently has plans for a shared animation universe of sorts as both a Spider-Verse sequel and spin-off have been reported to be in development. The spin-off is rumored to focus on Hailee Steinfeld's Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen a slew of other female Spider-Man-based characters like Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman and Cindy Moon/Silk.
Into The Spider-Verse stars Shameik Moore as Mile Morales, Jake Johnson as Peter Parker, Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacey, Nicolas Cage as Spider-Man Noir, John Mulaney as Spider-Ham, and Liev Schrieber as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is in theaters now.