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Sony Announces Animated "Spider-Man" Movie for 2018

Get ready for even more Spider-Man on the big screen. According to multiple online sources including Variety, Sony Pictures' CinemaCon presentation on Wednesday included the announcement of an animated Spider-Man film set for release in 2018, with "The LEGO Movie" and "21 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller on board to write a treatment and produce the film. They are not yet signed on to direct, though Deadline notes it as a possibility.

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 has a release date of July 20, 2018, roughly a year after the scheduled release date of Sony and Marvel's live-action Spidey film, July 28, 2017.

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