Animated Spider-Man Movie Coming from The LEGO Movie Team!

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The news that Spider-Man was joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and possibly The Avengers) was merely the beginning, it seems.

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Sony has announced that it has green lit an all animated Spider-Man film that will hit screens on July 20, 2018.

Why this announcement is interesting is two-fold.

It’s interesting because with a new Spider-Man coming at audiences with Marvel and as part of that deal a new live action Spider-Man movie coming in 2017, it seems rather superfluous that Spider-Man would arrive in animated form as well merely a year later.


Phil Lord and Chris Miller are the guys tapped to write and direct the new animated Spider-Man movie. And given their history with not only The LEGO Movie, but also Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street and its blockbuster sequel, we would not bet against these brilliant guys coming up with something truly special.

It certainly is an announcement that has come out of left field, but sometimes those kinds of surprises are the best kind. I mean, who ever thought that The LEGO Movie would be as bloody fantastic as it was?! Just watch The LEGO Movie online and try to not be excited about what these guys could do with an animated Spidey?!

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Spider-Man Movies Quotes

J. Jonah Jameson: Come here. Parker, what do you know about high society?
Peter Parker: Oh... well, I...
J. Jonah Jameson: Don't answer that. My society photographer got hit in the head by a polo ball. You're all I got. Big party tonight for an American hero, my son the astronaut.
Peter Parker: Mr. Jameson, can you pay me in advance?
[Jameson laughs hysterically for a few seconds]
J. Jonah Jameson: You serious? What, pay you for just standing there? The planeterium, 8:00. There's the door.

Green Goblin: Spider-Man. This is why only fools are heroes - because you never know when some lunatic will come along with a sadistic choice. Let die the woman you love... or suffer the little children. Make your choice, Spider-Man, and see how a hero is rewarded.
Spider-Man: Don't do it, Goblin.
Green Goblin: We are who we choose to be... now, CHOOSE.