Sony's untitled animated "Spider-Man" movie is now slated to arrive one week earlier. The film will release on December 14th, 2018 instead of the original December 21st date.
The film, which will see fan-favorite Miles Morales in the title role, is said to have a "throwback vibe." Previously, writer Phil Lord promised that fans of Spider-Man can rest assured knowing that the as-yet-untitled animated feature will not "feel like every other Spider-Man movie you’ve seen."
Sony's ANIMATED SPIDER-MAN moves up a week--12/14/18 instead of 12/21.
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) April 27, 2017
Miles Morales was created in 2011 by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli as part of Marvel’s Ultimate line of comics. Miles assumed the identity of Spider-Man after the death of that universe’s Peter Parker. Following the end of Marvel's Ultimate imprint in 2015, Miles was integrated into Marvel's main universe and is currently a part of the Champions team lineup.
Starring Shameik Moore as Miles Morales and “Ray Donovan” star Liev Schrieber as the film's yet-to-be-revealed villain, the film is set to be co-directed by Bob Persichetti (“The Little Prince”) and Peter Ramsey (“Rise of the Guardians”) from a script by Phil Lord, who is executive producing with his “LEGO Movie” and "Han Solo" movie collaborator Chris Miller. The film will hit the big screen in December 2018.