Spider-Man fans have a holiday treat to look forward to… in three years, that is. Sony’s animated Spider-Man film, originally planned for a July 2018 release, has been pushed back to Dec. 21 of the same year, EW has confirmed.
Per Sony’s announcement at CinemaCon in April, the animated movie will be written and directed by The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The original release date was set for July 20, 2018.
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Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman also confirmed at the time that the untitled animated Spider-Man movie won’t get in the way of the studio’s plans to integrate Spider-Man into the live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe and relaunch a series of standalone movies. Tom Holland will be introduced as the new teenage Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, and the web-slinger’s live-action reboot, directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car), is still set for July 28, 2017.
Exhibitor Relations was the first to report the news.