Into the Spider-Verse was the best superhero movie of last year! While it may have been outshadowed by its bigger cousin Avengers: Infinity War, the movie did extremely well, and even won an Oscar!
Now Sony who own the rights to Spider-Man and over 900 characters from the comics over half century history, plan on releasing several live action television shows based around the characters.
The shows are currently in development by Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the guys being Into the Spider-Verse, as well as Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs, the Lego Movies and 21 Jump Street.
At the moment it is unknown exactly which direction the shows will go, but this is what Chris Miller told Deadline recently
“We are developing a handful of live-action shows using Sony’s Marvel characters, of which there are like 900 characters,” the Bless the Harts EP told Deadline on Wednesday at TCA about the top secret project(s). “We’re figuring out a way to develop the shows so that each are their own unique experience but are also related.”
The potential for stories is huge and there are some of the biggest comic arcs in Marvels history to be found within the pages of Spider-Man. Lord and Miller both walked away from the mess that was the Solo movie for Disney in 2017, something that seems to have worked in their favor!
Spider-Man is due for one more cinematic appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe which will feature Tom Holland once again, after which unless another deal is done with Sony the rights will revert back to that studio, Marvel having sold the rights to the majority of its main characters to various studios while it was facing financial troubles over a decade ago.
This means that the next Spider-Man movie that will come out will most likely be the last with Tom Holland for Marvel, who could in theory kill off the character and replace him with Miles Morales who they do own the rights too and is extremely popular.
More news as we get it.