Get Ready for That Animated Spider-Man Movie

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Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Photo: Columbia Pictures Industries/Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony has announced plans for its animated, Phil Lord–and–Chris Miller–written-and-produced Spider-Man feature, Variety reports. You might remember mumblings of this project from last fall's Sony hack scandal, but Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman officially dished the news at this year's CinemaCon. Attendees were assured there that the cartoon flick would exist outside the realm of Marvel's forthcoming live-action Spidey projects. The movie is reportedly set to hit theaters July 20, 2018. (This means there will be a lot of Spider-Man movies for this generation of filmgoers, as well as a big workload for this generation of Lords and Millers.) Step one, for the filmmakers, will be perfecting the treatment. (Oh, hey guys ... about that treatment.)