As Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse continues to thrill audiences around the world and earn prestigious awards and nominations, Sony reportedly has plans to expand the property to television.
According to The New York Times, Sony is considering making animated television series based on characters introduced in Into the Spider-Verse.
While spinoff series starring Spider-Ham and Peni Parker would appear to be a no-brainer, there are contractual issues that come into play with Disney. Sony relinquished the TV rights to Spider-Man in a 2009 deal with Marvel, which resulted in the cancellation of the popular animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man.
In order to actively develop new animated series, including Into the Spider-Verse spinoffs, Sony would presumably need to reach a new television licensing deal with Disney. But given Sony's cozy relationship with Marvel, which includes a co-production agreement for Spider-Man films that permits Tom Holland's Peter Parker to inhabit the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that wouldn't seem to be too difficult a task.
Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse stars Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Jake Johnson, Mahershala Ali, Hailee Steinfeld, Liev Schreiber, Luna Lauren Velez, Lily Tomlin, Nicolas Cage, John Mulaney and Kimiko Glenn. The film is in theaters now.