According to ... sources, Miles Morales the teenage Half Black Half Puerto Rican Spider-Man will be the focus of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s 2018 animated Spider-Man film due from Sony on December 21, 2018.
The biggest clue ... was revealed last year at Cinemacon when Tom Rothman, chairman of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group, took the stage and made the announcement.
The film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing.
This makes total sense. Who wants to make the same Peter Parker story over and over again? Toby MacGuire ... Andrew Garfield ... Tom Holland, there's been a lot of Spidermans in the span of a few years, but Sony has got to keep the franchise bubbling if it wants to hang onto the rights, so bubble, bubble.
Mr. Lord and Mr. Miller are not creators who like to rehash the same tired formula over and over, so this should be a movie worth anticipating.