Animated "Spider-Man" Film Nabs New 2018 Release Date

The release date for Sony Pictures' animated "Spider-Man" film -- which was announced earlier this year -- has been bumped back about five months from July 20, 2018 to December 21, 2018, according to a Tweet from Exhibitor Relations.

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The animated film is said to "co-exist" with live-action Spidey film projects, though it "will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing." Spider-Man franchise vets Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will produce, along with former Sony Pictures Chairperson Amy Pascal, who will produce the new live-action Spider-Man film with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.

"The LEGO Movie" and "21 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are currently on board to write a treatment and produce the film.

Spider-Man's animated feature film debut will now bow on December 21, 2018, roughly a year and a half after the scheduled release date of Sony and Marvel's live-action Spidey film, July 28, 2017.

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