New Spider-Man Animated Film Coming in 2018

Andrew-Garfield-as-Spider-Man1Variety is reporting that Spider-Man will be hitting the big screen – animation style. The coming Sony film will be coming from The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The two will write and produce the film along with fellow producers Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal. Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman made the annoicenment at CinemaCon. Onstage, Rotham said the film will “co-exist” with the current live-action Spiderman universe BUT:

“The film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing.”

Spider-Man’s next film appearance is in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016. The animated movie hits theaters July 20, 2018.


Here is the full Spider-Man animated movie press release:


LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 22, 2015 – 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.

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.

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