Lord, Miller Call "Spider-Man" Animated Film "Unique Filmgoing Experience"

Since the deal between Marvel Studios and Sony to share Spider-Man's film rights was struck back in 2015, Spider-Man's larger pop culture presence has greatly expanded. The web-slinger made his Marvel debut in "Captain America: Civil War" and he's getting an all-new, totally rebooted start with next summer's "Spider-Man: Homecoming." And as if that's not enough, 2018 will see the release of the first animated Spider-Man theatrical release.

The project comes from writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who previously worked on "The LEGO Movie." While speaking with IGN about their upcoming Fox sitcom "Son of Zorn," Lord and Miller teased what to expect when it comes to Spidey's animated film.

"It is not going to feel like every other Spider-Man movie you've seen," said Miller, who co-wrote the film's script with Lord. "It will stand on its own as a unique filmgoing experience."

"It's wonderful and the people that are working on it are geniuses," added Lord. "It is unique. ... People will love it."

Not much is known about the feature film. It's rumored that the movie will feature Miles Morales -- not Peter Parker -- behind the mask. When asked if the film would feature Peter Parker as the web-slinger, both Lord and Miller declined to comment.

The film is expected to not exist within the continuity of Marvel's live-action movies. It was announced earlier this week that Bob Persichetti will direct the feature. The Spider-Man animated movie is expected in theaters on December 21, 2018.

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