Get ready for more Spidey — but in animated form.
During a panel at CinemaCon today, new Sony chairman Tim Rothman revealed that the studio would be releasing an animated Spider-Man film with The LEGO Movie and 22 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller attached to write the treatment and produce. There is no confirmation as to if the duo will direct the film.
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According to the press release, the film will stand independently from the already announced 2017 live-action film that Sony is making with Marvel and Kevin Feige. This means that it won’t be apart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and could be a one-off film. Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal are set to serve as producers.
While the idea of another Spider-Man movie sounds mundane, the prospects of having Lord and Miller behind it has to make many people (even non-fans) excited. The duo have turned dirt into gold multiple times already with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, and The LEGO Movie so with them in charge of the film, it is in good hands. While they are not attached to direct yet, it would seem like a safe bet regardless since they are listed as “the masterminds” of the project.
The animated movie is set to come out on July 20, 2018, nearly a year after the live-action Marvel reboot of the character.
Spider-Man is also rumored to have a cameo in the next Captain America movie with a shortlist of five actors being narrowed down including: Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars), Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game), Tom Holland (The Impossible), Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar), and Liam James (The Way Way Back).