Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the former directors of Solo: A Star Wars story have moved on to some high profile projects since being removed from that production in a galaxy far far away.
The pair bounced back quickly following Solo with producer and writing duties on the well-received Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse which was released in 2018. It has now been announced that the pair have signed a major deal with Sony, it’s a five year deal with the TV section of Sony to oversee what is essentially going to be a Sony – Marvel TV universe. Still holding the licence rights for a number of Marvel characters, Sony is planning on developing an array of TV shows based on the Marvel characters they have access to, including Spiderman and a variety of his villains, allies and associates.
Reportedly Lord and Miller will develop their own drama and comedic projects, while overseeing the projects of other writers. There has previously been speculation about spin-off projects from Into the Spider-Verse, however whether this new deal eventuates in those ideas we’ll have to wait and see. With so many Spiderman related projects in the works, including a sequel to Venom scheduled for release in 2020, it looks like Sony will be retaining the film and TV rights to its group of Marvel characters for the time being.
While there’s a huge amount of comic-book related TV content to keep up with these days, given how strong Into the Spider-Verse was, it’s hard not to be a little excited at these two being given more projects to work on over at Sony’s mini-marvel corner.