So this little nugget has been making the rounds on Twitter:
Lord and Miller are creating a fully animated Spider-Man movie that will “co-exist with the Spider-Man movies.” July 20, 2018.
Huh…no kidding. Per the recent Sony-Marvel Spider-man deal, we knew that Sony was still going to release Spider-man films even though they would take place within Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe (Avengers, Iron Man, Guardians, etc). The fact that the first Spider-man film to do so would be animated certainly comes as a surprise. Spider-man has had good fortune in animated series from the 90’s Spider-man: The Animated Series all the way to the more recent Ultimate Spider-man with the vastly superior Spectacular Spider-man series from Greg Weisman (Disney’s Gargoyles). Despite all of this, a full theatrical animated Spidey film has never been attempted.
Philip Lord and Chris Miller, known for their work on 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie, will be producing the film. Sony’s Tom Rothman announced at Cinema Con that the movie will be released on July 18th, 2018.
So yeah, we have a while to wait.