Spider Man animated movie webs a director

Find out who will helm the Spider Man animated film

As if there weren’t enough Marvel properties on the big screen at present, the House of Ideas has been determined not to neglect its animated stable too. With plans for an animated movie having been announced back in 2015, Marvel Studios’ animated Spider-Man movie now has a director in the form of Bob Persichetti.

Although this is his first feature film as director, he can claim a wealth of experience working in animation, having worked in various capacities on productions like Shrek 2, Mulan, Hercules, The Emperor’s New Groove, Tarzan, Puss In Boots, Treasure Planet and many more. Plus, he’ll be ably supported. Lego Movie duo Christopher Lord and Phil Miller (previously themselves attached as directors before being nabbed for the Star Wars Han Solo anthology movie) are overseeing as producers alongside Amy Pascal and Avi Arad, so it’ll be in safe hands.

Spider Man animated  Bob Persichetti
Bob Persichetti will direct the Spider-Man animated movie

As for the plot itself, details are under wraps at present, with no cast members confirmed, although rumours point towards the possibility of focusing on Miles Morales’ story rather than Peter Parker’s, which would make sense. After all, the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming is looking like it’ll tell Peter’s story on the big screen, so it would seem as if there’s little point in doing near enough the same thing at the same time, only on a different medium.

Moreover, it would be nice to see something a little different. Other than a view episodes in the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series (where he was voiced by Donald Glover), we haven’t really heard Morales’ story on the screen at any point. He’s proven to be a hit with comics readers, so making the transition to the big screen shouldn’t be all that difficult.

The Spider-Man animated movie will be released in cinemas on 21 December 2018. You can download The 25 Greatest Marvel Comics Ever digital edition from GreatDigitalMags.com now. For more news about the latest movies, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow. Thwip thwip.