'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' sequel: Why mecha Leopardon deserves to be featured in the next film
'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' producer Chris Miller hints at Leopardon appearing in the sequel to the film
A dozen Quarantine Watch Parties have been held on social media, with fans jumping in joy as filmmakers doled out bits and pieces of fun trivia about films. After 'Avengers: Infinity War' and 'Avengers: Endgame', it was the turn of 'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse'.
Fans gushed about the animated feature on Twitter and said that it was the 'truest' Spider-Man film out there. Meanwhile, the makers added to the hype. They teased the upcoming sequel as well as gave hints about Japanese Spider-Man's mechanics in the film. Fans have been waiting for Japanese Spider-Man's mech being a part of the next film ever since the post-credits tease.
Chris Miller, one of the producers, wrote on Twitter, "Leopardon appearance in Miles’ sketches... a hint of things to come? #SpiderVerse #QuarantineWatchParty."
For the unversed, Leopardon was the giant robot that Toei’s 'Spider-Man' had shown in the Japanese television show back in the '70s. In that show, Garia, an ancient wizard from the Planet Spider saves motorcycle racer Takuya Yamashiro from dying, with a blood transfusion, Takuya turns into the Spider-Man of Earth-51778.
Before transforming into the spider, Garia gives Takuya a spider-themed arsenal and tells him to exact revenge against Professor Monster and his Iron Cross Army, who were responsible for the death of Takuya's father.
And so, the most stunning look of Leopardon came to be. Leopardon is a giant mecha designed by mechanical designer Katsushi Murakami and provides Spider-Man with an extra-terrestrial origin. And so, in battle, Takuya uses his Spider Bracelet to summon The Spider-Machine GP-7, a car to steamroll over villains.
Whenever things go awry with Professor Monster, Spider-Man docks into the spaceship Marveller and says, "Marveller, change Leopardon." And so, the spaceship becomes one of the most powerful weapons in the universe. Leopardon has a voice-activated arsenal, eye lasers and an energy web-shield. When Spider-Man shouts 'Sword Vigor!', Leopardon throws the sword and kills his targets with efficiency.
Leopardon has a place in fans' hearts, for several reasons, and they are eagerly waiting to see giant robot Spider-Man in the next film of 'Spider-Verse'. It would make for a fabulous entrance if Leopardon turns up and serve up some good old nostalgia.