Phil Lord and Chris Miller Making Animated Spider-Man Movie
During Sony’s presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Tom Rothman made an unexpected announcement that The LEGO Movie and Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be making a Spider-Man animated movie.
Lord and Miller, also the directors of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, are developing the animated feature film. They will be writing the treatment and producing the film, but nothing was announced as to whether they will be involved in directing the movie.
Rothman said during the presentation that the film will “co-exist” with the live-action Spider-Man universe, but the press release states otherwise, saying the film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing.
Below is the full press release for the Spider-Man animated movie;
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 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.
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.