Sony to Produce Animated ‘Spider-Man’ Film

Sony has announced they’ve tapped The LEGO Movie‘s Phil Lord and Chris Miller to make an animated Spider-Man theatrical feature.

The film is being made independently of the studio’s joint effort with Marvel, and will not take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. My thoughts on this are mixed – I’ve had no issue with the animated straight to video and TV versions of the Marvel characters competing with the cinematic universe, but for some reason it just seems odd to put it in a theater.

But why shouldn’t they?

I mean, honestly, it’s also nice to see a headlining superhero in a movie targeted to kids. I mean, my first exposure to Spider-Man was a cartoon (Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends), so why shouldn’t theirs?

The film will hit theaters July 20, 2018.

Via io9

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”