Having scored a critical smash with its animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sony wasted little time in announcing that both a sequel and a female-led spinoff movie are in development, and now it seems the franchise may also be heading to the small screen.
According to a report at The New York Times, Sony is considering making a number of animated TV shows based upon characters introduced in Into the Spider-Verse, although no further details are included.
The article makes no mention of the fact that while Sony holds the theatrical rights to Spider-Man, the television rights remain with Marvel (see the recent Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man animated shows).
Of course, it’s entirely possible that Sony and Marvel could work out a deal for Spider-Verse series, particularly as the two companies are already collaborating on Tom Holland’s live-action big screen outings as the wall-crawler – an agreement that reportedly needs renegotiating following Spidey’s next two outings in Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask. Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, the screenplay is by Phil Lord. The film is produced, in association with Marvel, by Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Christina Steinberg.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse features a voice cast that includes Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Lily Tomlin, Nicolas Cage, Kimiko Glenn, John Mulaney, Jorma Taccone, Lake Bell, Oscar Isaac, Kathryn Hahn, Zoe Kravitz and Chris Pine.