Phil Lord & Christopher Miller’s Animated Spider-Man Movie Delayed

By December 23, 2015

Part of Sony’s agreement with Marvel was an animated Spider-Man film taking place separate from the current Marvel film universe. They had originally slated it for a Summer 2018 release date but that’s officially been pushed back to December of 2018. No big deal. Just a few month’s.

What’s more interesting about this story is the fact that the film was to be a theatrical release helmed by in demand af Writer/Director duo Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie). First off, major props to Marvel and Sony for putting some work into their animated features.

DC currently holds the trophy in my eyes as far as animated features have gone the past few years, but they don’t have anything theatrical planned with this kind of talent either. So kudos to Marony (That’s Marvel and Sony mixed together. Totally going to catch on.)

So many Spider-man TV shows and animated features have happened before but this could set a new precedent. Imagine if it’s successful and we get more and more top notch talents doing theatrical release animated superhero films. Imagine if it worked for Marvel then DC started doing it as well?

These films could make major money and spawn a whole new era of superhero to film storytelling. I know sometimes the studios will already release an animated feature to blu-ray just to test the market for a film idea they have. This could provide so much more content (and money) than ever before. Or maybe they are pushing it back because they don’t think it’s a good idea and I’m an idiot. We shall see! Stay tuned to GeekNation for more updates!

Mike Holtz
Mike Holtz is just a guy looking for any excuse to talk movies and needs to be able to give people a legitimate reason to spend what they spend on popcorn each month. The Dad to a superhero little girl with another on the way, Mike's also written for a few cool websites and talked for a few more. Also, Mike cries like a school girl every time he watches 'Rocky.'