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Animated Spider-Man Movie Coming in 2018!

Posted by Saliv Thursday, April 23, 2015
Greetings, Fanboys and Fangirls! This is Sam Lascio, bringing you a report from Variety that is sure to blow away some minds: Sony is bringing us an animated Spider-Man film, coming out in 2018!

Sony chairman Tom Rothman revealed the news at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. He stated that the animated film will be independent of the live-action MCU version of the hero, with no continuity between the two.

The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will write and produce the new film. Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal are also going to serve as producers. Rothman did not reveal any information regarding the live-action Spider-Man film, which is set to premiere on July 28, 2017 produced by Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige.

The animated, as-of-yet untitled Spider-Man movie is slated for a July 20, 2018 release date, almost exactly one year after the MCU version. For you die-hard Miles Morales fans, no word was given on if the animated film would follow Morales or Parker.

Personally, I don't understand why this is happening. The animated film comes out only a year after the live-action version. This isn't a case of a direct-to-DVD scenario; this movie will open in theaters. Spider-Man is almost guaranteed to appear in Captain America: Civil War in some capacity, then he'll get his own solo film, then another movie with has nothing to do with the other films. I don't want to make accusations without all of the facts, but part of me wonders if this is Sony's attempt to keep, at least in some way, full creative control over the character. Now that a deal has been struck with Marvel, Sony no longer has as much control over the character as they used to, so this could be a possible back-door way of making movies the way they want to make them. You know, because they were doing such a bang-up job. I'm also not actually sure if non-theatrical portrayals of Spider-Man count under Sony's license of the character, so this could be the only way they can go about it. I know on television, Spider-Man gets to interact with other Marvel characters, so obviously Sony isn't involved in that. Personally, it just feels like a really desperate move on their part to milk the franchise. They're going to have to make the common moviegoer understand that this isn't connected to the MCU.

What do YOU think of the news? Is this a desperate move on Sony's part to keep creative control over Spider-Man? Is this a brilliant chance to give us different versions of the character outside of the MCU version? Do you want to see an animated Spider-Man film from the directors of The LEGO Movie? Let us know in the comments section! Thanks for reading, everyone! My name is Sam Lascio, and I am a Fanboy!

Spider-Man animated movie coming from Sony Pictures in 2018

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