It’s been less than a year since we got our last Spider-Man movie, but we’re already watching a new cinematic era for the character take hold. Sony (who owns the Spider-Man movie rights) and Marvel (who publishes Spider-Man comics and makes movies about The Avengers) have teamed up to bring the webslinger into the big-screen world of Captain America, Iron Man, and Black Widow while also launching new movies with a new man behind the mask. The new Spider-Man will pop up in next year’s Captain America: Civil War before heading off to lead his own film in 2017. That’s a lot of Spider-Man on the horizon. But wait, there’s more!
Sony announced yesterday that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the guys who brought you the surprisingly great 21 Jump Street and its sequel, as well as The Lego Movie (otherwise known as The Most Fun You Could Have at the Movies in 2014 While Keeping Your Pants On) are developing the first-ever theatrical Spider-Man animated movie. The film will hit theaters in July 2018, and will be completely separate from all the live-action madness Sony and Marvel are developing for Spidey, leaving Lord and Miller with free rein to have fun with one of the most cartoonish superheroes of them all.
How cartoonish? This cartoonish: