Variety is reporting that Sony will be producing a new Spidey animated film to be released July 20, 2018.
Spider-Man is going back to his graphic roots. On Thursday, Sony announced a new animated feature for the Marvel superhero from “The Lego Movie” directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
The movie hits theaters July 20, 2018.
Lord and Miller, the filmmaking duo behind “22 Jump Street” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” will write the treatment and produce the Spider-Man movie.
Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman made the disclosure at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. The animated film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe.
Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal are on board to produce the picture.
Rothman did not, however, reveal any news on the live-action “Spider-Man” from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe that will debut on July 28, 2017. Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Sony’s Pascal will produce that movie.
Spidey will make his next film appearance in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” which bows May 6, 2016.
Hopefully we will hear more soon!
UPDATE: I’ve edited this to remove the “apart from the Marvel Cinematic Universe” stuff. I’ve read conflicting reports at different sites about whether or not it’s going to be in the MCU. Hopefully we’ll know more soon!