It seems like I’m talking about Spider-Man every other day, so I care a little less every time. But you know what brings me back into the fold? Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the guys who’re pretty much involved with every movie since their success with The LEGO Movie. Adding to their plate is Sony, once again, as the two are now overseeing a treatment for an animated Spider-Man film that’ll be separated from the live action films set in the MCU.
Sony wants the two to direct, but no deal’s been set. There’s a good chance they won’t since they’re so busy. But what weirds me out about this superfluous animated film is that “independent” thrown in the press release. Will it be part of the MCU? Or is it the starting point of yet another trio of Spider-Man films?
You know what? Just do Spiderverse and be done with it. Here’s the press release. The animated Spider-Man is set for June 20, 2018.[via io9]
On July 20, 2018, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller the directors of The Lego Movie,Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and 21 and 22 Jump Street, are taking Spider-Man back to his graphic roots with the first-of-its-kind animated Spider-Man feature, it was announced today at CinemaCon by Tom Rothman, chairman of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. The film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing.
Lord & Miller are masterminding the project, writing the treatment and producing the film.
As previously announced, Spider-Man will next appear in a live-action Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, a live-action film being produced by Kevin Feige at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. The animated film from Lord & Miller, dated July 20, 2018, has Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Pascal also serving as producers.