How much Spider-Man is too much? Apparently there can never be enough. Marvel is busy rebooting the live action character for their franchise, but don’t think Sony is sitting around and watching one of their valuable properties being handled by someone else. They’re still free to try their own hand at the character and it looks like they really want the younger set to get on board with the web slinger.
Hollywood’s favorite franchise heroes, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, will produce and write the treatment for an animated Spider-Man film for Sony, that will hit cinemas on July 20, 2018 (that’s one year after Marvel’s scheduled, live action “The Spectacular Spider-Man“). This will be a standalone effort and not part of the Marvel universe.
Lord and Miller — who have their fingers in the Lego franchise, “22 Jump Street” series, and are working on “The Flash” — are still deciding whether or not they’ll direct this new ‘Spider-Man,’ but clearly they’ve got plenty of options. But it should be said that of any comic character, Spider-Man seems particularly suited to their brand of off-beat humor.
But is this all too much? How many different versions of Spider-Man do we need at once in cinemas? It would appear that Sony is confident this can work, but let us know how you feel below. [The Wrap]