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Miles Morales Confirmed As Lead in Animated Spider Man Film

Miles Morales has been officially confirmed as the superhero behind the mask in Sony Pictures upcoming animated Spider-Man film. The studio made the announcement on Twitter as part of its Sony Animation Day presentation.

The as-yet untitled feature, written and produced by "The LEGO Movie's" Chris Miller and Philip Lord, arrives in theaters December 21 2018 and will "[bring] the Miles Morales story to the big screen." Miller and Lord promise that the movie "has a lot of heart, a lot of action, and a lot of laughs."

The film was first announced in April 2015, with reports that Miles would be the movie's hero surfacing in May 2016.

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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.

Spider-Man’s animated feature film debut will bow on December 21, 2018, roughly a year and a half after Sony and Marvel’s live-action Spidey film, "Spider-Man: Homecoming," arrives on July 7, 2017.

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