Sony Pictures announced at CinemaCon in Las Vegas today that they are developing an Spider-Man Animated Movie movie, with The Lego Movie filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller set to direct. Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman made the announcement during the Sony Pictures presentation. Take a look at the official press release below.

On July 20, 2018, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directors of The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street, are taking Spider-Man back to his graphic roots with the first-of-its-kind Spider-Man Animated Movie, 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 and 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, Matthew Tolmach and Pascal also serving as producers. Spider-Man, embraced all over the world, is the most successful franchise in the history of Sony Pictures, with the five films having taken in more than $4 billion worldwide.

This project marks Phil Lord and Chris Miller's return to Sony, whom they've worked with on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street. They are also producing and developing several spinoffs of last year's blockbuster The Lego Movie, which they both directed. What do you think about this news? Are you looking forward to an animated Spidey? Let us know what you think below.