Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed a TV improvement cope with Sony that might embody TV reveals based mostly on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Lord and Miller have emerged as a powerhouse duo in Hollywood over the previous ten years. Since their function directing debut on 2009’s Cloudy with a Likelihood of Meatballs, the pair have helmed a pair of profitable 21 Soar Road movies and launched the LEGO cinematic universe. Most not too long ago, they produced and co-wrote the Oscar profitable Into the Spider-Verse, an animated superhero romp that already has each a sequel and spinoff in improvement.
Following the success of final 12 months’s Spider-Verse and the live-action Venom, Sony plans to proceed making good use of the Marvel characters that it owns. Along with a Morbius the Dwelling Vampire film (which is at present in manufacturing), the studio is engaged on methods to carry its Marvel IPs to the small display screen. Unsurprisingly, they’re reportedly giving severe thought to a number of sequence based mostly on Spider-Verse‘s net slingers particularly. And who higher to supervise their journey to tv than Lord and Miller?
THR is reporting that Lord and Miller have signed a five-year deal (for a nine-figure sum) with Sony Photos TV. The pair will create and develop their very own unique sequence for the studio, along with supervising different tasks. Most notably, they’re going to be engaged on TV sequence based mostly on the Marvel characters that Sony owns the rights to, which incorporates Spider-Man and the villains and/or antiheroes related to them. This might in the end embody characters from Spider-Verse, but it surely’s not a positive factor in the meanwhile.
It is little marvel Sony desires to maintain Lord and Miller on the Marvel beat, after their efforts on Spider-Verse. It helps that the pair have an extended historical past in TV, having gotten their begin with the cult animated sequence Clone Excessive within the early 2000s. They’ve since managed to launch in style live-action comedy sequence like The Final Man on Earth, and helped to get a present like Brooklyn 9-9 off the bottom by directing its pilot. After all, the pair additionally collaborated on the short-lived Son of Zorn and had been by no means capable of get a Best American Hero reboot off the bottom, so not every part they contact turns to gold. However, Sony is wise to signal them on to supervise their Marvel tasks, along with any unique sequence that Lord and Miller provide you with.
Because of Spider-Verse, Lord and Miller have already got some apparent concepts for potential Sony-Marvel TV reveals. The movie’s supporting characters very a lot lend themselves to a sequence format, be it a zany cartoon concerning the adventures of Spider-Ham or an anime-style present that follows Peni Parker as she fights crime in futuristic New York. Alternatively, Lord and Miller might elect to work on a sequence about Eddie Brock, Venom, and their weekly escapades in San Francisco. The Venom film sometimes felt like an animated comedian ebook sequence executed in live-action, so there is definitely potential for one thing there.
Key Launch Dates
- Morbius (2020) launch date: Jul 31, 2020