From the directors of “The LEGO Movie” comes yet another animated film. And it’s in no way related to the brick flick or it’s planned spin-off and sequels.
As you might know, Sony and Marvel teaming up to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), so we can expect a new Spidey movie soon. But it turns out that a Spidey movie (read: the Spidey reboot) is not all his fans are getting because there’s going to be a new animated Spider-Man film as well. Score!
You see, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman announced that the studio will be releasing a new animated film about the character.
Shepherding the project will be Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the writer-directors behind the “21 Jump Street” series, “The LEGO Movie”, and the Will Forte TV show, “Last Man On Earth”. They’ll be producing and writing the treatment for the new film, but there’s no announcement about their involvement as directors just yet.
The new film is said to exist independently from the live-action Spider-Man movie that is currently being developed, and won’t impact that film’s 2017 release date or the planned appearance of the live-action Spider-Man in an upcoming Marvel film.
Interestingly enough, in its press release about the news Sony does not list Feige as a producer on the new animated film. Instead Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and former Sony Pictures head Amy Pascal are listed as producers alongside Lord and Miller. While that trio was the same team behind the 2 Garfield films, Arad and Tolmach were not part of the new Marvel initiative. As a result, we could see 2 dramatically different takes on the character.
In any case, with Lord and Miller in charge this is likely to be the funniest — and most pop-culturally savvy — Spider-Man anyone has ever seen.
The yet-to-be-named Spidey animated film is set to be released on 20th July 2018.
Meanwhile, “The LEGO Movie Sequel” is slated to be released on 18th May 2018. The spinoff film, “LEGO Ninjago”, will be released on 22nd September 2017, while “LEGO Batman” will be out on 10th February 2017.
Source: The Verge.