The Guys Behind ‘Into The Spider-Verse’ And ‘The Lego Movie’ Are Developing A Live-Action Marvel TV Universe

by 10 months ago

Having spent the better part of the past decade dominating the box office, Marvel Studios and Disney seem intent on taking their talents to television, as a large portion of their Phase 4 slate will take place on the “small” screen.

Of their 10 confirmed projects for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, five of them are Disney+ series: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If…?, and Hawkeye.

Marvel Studios isn’t limiting themselves to their own streaming service, though, as a recent report from Deadline has revealed that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and The Lego Movie masterminds Phil Lord and Chris Miller are developing a live-action TV universe based on iconic Marvel Comics characters.

Speaking to Deadline for an exclusive interview, Lord and Miller revealed that they are developing a live-action Marvel TV universe using the characters that Sony currently has the rights to:

“We are developing a handful of live-action shows using Sony’s Marvel characters, of which there are like 900 characters. We’re figuring out a way to develop the shows so that each are their own unique experience but are also related,” Miller said.

“We’ve been talking to a lot of potential teammates for trying to do something not like anything else that’s been done on television. It’ll be a little while before it all comes together and is on the air, but I think it is going to be something really special.”

“Hopefully we’ll know in the next few months where it’ll be and what the schedule will be,” Miller concluded. [Deadline]

While Lord and Miller did not specify which Marvel characters they’re talking about exactly, the only Marvel characters that Sony currently own the rights to are tied to Spider-Man.

Despite the fact that they’re largely heralded for their animated work such as Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and The Lego Movie, the duo also has plenty of experience helming live-action projects, having directed both 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street.


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