Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the brains behind the 21 Jump Street franchise and The Lego Movie have officially been signed on to direct another Spider-Man film. No, not the live-action Spider-Man that just had its all-white short-list revealed. A different one! An animated version!
Wait, what? So, let’s get this straight: There’s a short-list of actors who will play Spider-Man. That Spider-Man will first appear in Captain America: Civil War in 2016, then he will get his own movie in 2017, and then, in 2018, there will be an animated Spider-Man movie that will be set “in an independent universe” and exist separately from the other Spider-Man?
Guys, guys, guys. That’s too many Spider-Mans. We’ve barely gotten over the loss of Tobey Maguire, and now we have to deal with the loss of Andrew Garfield and the introduction of a new Spider-Man who is apparently 11 years old, and now they’re going to throw an animated version at us, too?
Who the hell is running this joint? The last Spider-Man movie underperformed, so their thinking is that it would be a good idea to double down? Fuck it, give us a Spider-Man TV series on network television, and a separate one on Netflix, too!
And by the way, what the hell happened to Sinister Six. That was the one Spider-Man related project I was actually excited about.