Animated SPIDER-MAN Film Delayed Six Months


You’re going to be seeing quite a bit of Spider-Man on the bug screening over the next couple of years. In addition to a new iteration of the character appearing in next May’s Captain America: Civil War before slinging off to his own solo film for 2017, he may also be appearing in any of the other Marvel superhero films, most likely in the two-part The Avengers: Infinity War scheduled for 2018 and 2019. And you’ll also being seeing an animated big screen adventure of the hero, though it will now be showing up a little later than initially planned.

When the deal to share the character of Spider-Man between Marvel and film rights-holder Sony Pictures was announced, it was stated that there would be an animated feature film to be released on July 20, 2018. Well, Sony is now pushing that date back somewhat to December 21, 2018.

The film is set to be produced by The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who have also written the treatment for the movie’s story. No screenwriter or director have been announced for the project, so that may be the reason for the delay.

Miller and Lord have recently submitted the story treatment for another superhero – Warners’ upcoming The Flash, which will be written and directed by Seth Grahame-Smith. The pair are also working on the untitled Han Solo for Disney, which is scheduled for a May 2018 release.

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