AceShowbiz - Miles Morales is swinging his way onto the big screen. Sony Pictures Animation has confirmed that Miles Morales will headline an animated "Spider-Man" movie. The announcement was made by Kristine Belson, SPA President, during a presentation on Wednesday, January 18. Sony's official Twitter also confirmed the Miles Morales standalone animated movie.
— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) January 18, 2017
Phill Lord will write and exec produce the movie. "The Lego Movie" co-director Chris Miller will also exec produce the movie alongside Lord. "The Little Prince" scribe Bob Persichetti will co-direct the movie alongside Peter Ramsey ("Rise of the Guardians"). Along with Lord and Miller, Avi Arad and Amy Pascal are set to exec produce the movie, while Christina Steinberg will serve as the producer.
From the video: Phil and Chris state the film "has a lot of heart, a lot of action, and a lot of laughs." #SonyAnimationDay— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) January 18, 2017
"Community" actor %cDonald Glover% will lend his voice to the titular character. The untitled animated Spider-Man movie is set to be released on December 21, 2018.
Via a prerecorded video shown at the presentation, Lord and Miller opened up about what inspired them to bring Morales as the titular hero in the animated standalone movie. They said, "What inspired us the most is that anyone can wear the mask. You can be any race, creed, or color."
The presentation also screened early footage of the movie. In the footage, Miles appears in the classic blue and red costume, fighting a purple-and-yellow-clad villain. It also features some shots where the Spider-Man is seen chasing Prowler, a big Green-colored Goblin statue. Based on the footage, it seems that the movie will display a unique combination of classic book illustration with CGI.
Experience the upcoming stand-alone animated SPIDER-MAN feature, directed by Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey, in theaters 12/21/18. 🕷️— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) January 18, 2017
Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli, Morales was first introduced in 2011 as the primary Spider-Man for Marvel's "Ultimate" imprint in "Ultimate Fallout #4" comic. In the comic, the African-American and Hispanic descent teenager took over Peter Parker's Spider-Man role after Peter's death. Currently, he is featured in the "Spider-Man" and "Champions" comic book series. The wall-climber also made an appearance in the Disney animated series "Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors".