Animated Spider-Man Movie Gets Miles Morales
No specifics are known about the animated Spider-Man movie other than Phil Lord and Chris Miller are writing the script and producing, with The Little Prince‘s Bob Persichetti and Rise of the Guardians‘ Peter Ramsey serving as directors. Sony announced the news earlier today during a presentation (see tweets below).
The animated Spider-Man movie hits December 21, 2018.
It is probably safe to assume that Marvel Studios has nothing to do with the animated Spider-Man movie as they are developing the live-action Spider-Man: Homecoming movie starring Tom Holland.
In addition, Miles Morales is a Brian Michael Bendis-created character who is a part of Ike Perlmutter's Marvel Comics Creative that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige removed from have any involvement in the movies. The animated Spider-Man movie is also being developed by Amy Pascal, who is close to Perlmutter, and Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are said to be producers who are thought to hold the blame for the poor performance of the Andrew Garfield Amazing Spider-Man movies. Feige also had Arad and Tolmach removed from being involved with Spider-Man: Homecoming.
From the video: Phil and Chris state the film "has a lot of heart, a lot of action, and a lot of laughs." #SonyAnimationDay— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) January 18, 2017
Experience the upcoming stand-alone animated SPIDER-MAN feature, directed by Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey, in theaters 12/21/18.— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) January 18, 2017