The big news out of last night’s Sony Pictures presentation at CinemaCon was the new Spider-Man Tom Holland taking the stage, where the official title Spider-Man: Homecoming was unveiled. However, that wasn’t the only Spidey news that came out of the convention, with the studio unveiling the official logo for their Untitled Animated Spider-Man Project, which is arriving in theaters sometime in 2018. Here’s what Sony Pictures Animation president Kristine Belson had to say about the project last night.
“(It’s) a vision of Spider-man that will take your breath away. Conceptually and visually, it will break new ground for the superhero genre.”
We first reported on the animated Spider-Man almost exactly one year from today, when Sony announced the project at last year’s CinemaCon. The studio had original scheduled the movie for July 20, 2018, but back in December, the studio shifted the release date to December 21, 2018. Unfortunately, the studio didn’t offer any plot details regarding this project, although during an interview from August, Chris Miller, who is writing and producing with Phil Lord, promised they’re taking a fresh approach to the character.
“I will say, it is not just another Peter Parker origin story that you’ve seen 400 times. It is something totally unique and different and not like anything you’ve seen. That’s all I can say… and you’re going to love it!”
The project doesn’t have a director at this time, but Phil Lord and Chris Miller were originally set to direct, before they signed on to make LucasFilm’s highly-anticipated Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie. They are still set to produce and write the treatment. The project marks Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s return to Sony, whom they’ve worked with on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street. While we wait for more details on Sony’s Untitled Animated Spider-Man Project take a look at the official logo below.
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