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Phil Lord and Chris Miller making an animated Spider-man movie; coming 2018

04.22.2015

Pardon my French, but Sony is not f*cking around with Spider-man now that Marvel Studios is involved. It was revealed at CinemaCon tonight that not only will there be a new Spider-man live action film coming in 2017 but now there will also be an animated feature film from THE LEGO MOVIE and 21 JUMP STREET directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. And yes, it will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! *Correction: Although Rothman announced at Cinemacon that it would "co-exist" within the MCU, the press release says that it will function independently, so may not tie directly into MCU. We should know more soon.

Since Disney bought Marvel, I was wondering when they would leverage the vast Marvel Comics library for animated fare. BIG HERO 6 was based on a Marvel property but it does not connect to the MCU in any way.There is no word on whether Lord and Miller are directing the film or just producing and possibly writing it.

Spider-man is set to make his MCU debut in next year's CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR and the shortlist of actors in contention was just revealed earlier today. You better believe whichever actor is selected is going to have his hands full for the next few years.

The release dates are now confirmed. The new SPIDER-MAN live action film will hit theaters on July 28, 2017 and the animated sequel will hit one year later on July 20, 2018.

Read the full press release from Sony below.

SPIDER-MAN GETS ANIMATED AND DATED
WITH PHIL LORD & CHRISTOPHER MILLER AND SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT

LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 22, 2015 – On July 20, 2018, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, the directors ofThe 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.

Spider-Man, embraced all over the world, is the most successful franchise in the history of Sony Pictures, with the five films having taken in more than $4 billion worldwide.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation.  SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.

Source: JoBlo.com

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