Producer, I imagine, like with the live-action one. The big question mark here I guess is if they can use non-Spidey characters in the animated ones.
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Joined: January 2012
Press release from Sony.
On July 20, 2018, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, the directors of The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and 21 and 22 Jump Street, are taking Spider-Man back to his graphic roots with the first-of-its-kind animated Spider-Man feature, it was announced today at CinemaCon by Tom Rothman, chairman of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. The film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing.
Lord & Miller are masterminding the project, writing the treatment and producing the film.
As previously announced, Spider-Man will next appear in a live-action Marvel film from Marvel's Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, a live-action film being produced by Kevin Feige at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. The animated film from Lord & Miller, dated July 20, 2018, has Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Pascal also serving as producers.
Okay, that makes a lot more sense. The original annoucement said 'co-exist' which is definitely a lot more vague.
Joined: May 2014
Tom Rothman is a fucking moron. How could he go on stage and say the exact opposite of what's in the press release??
Because Tom Rothman is basically Satan that's why.
Joined: May 2010
Much more excited for this than Feige's take.
What I want to know exactly what capacity Lord and Miller are involved in. It's starting to sound like they just might be executive producers.
Casting call basically confirms Miles is the lead, as well as Ganke, under the guises of "Terrence" and "Pete":
13 - 15 who is described as "a young African-American/Puerto Rican teen from Brooklyn; he is new to this suburban school and now feeling out of place, overwhelmed, pressured with new responsibilities, and dealing with puberty; while trying to fit in he must do his best to stay out of trouble; along the way in developing his identity he's losing old friends but now making a new one, Pete." That definitely sounds an awful lot like Miles Morales!
(Aged 13 - 16) points to that not being the case. Instead, he's going to be "a young, slightly geeky, Asian-American teen; he's smart, sweet, and encouraging; although very unlike any of the friends Terrence had in his old Brooklyn neighborhood, Pete proves to be a good fit for Terrence making good decisions."