Sony Animation has made a few changes to its 2017 and 2018 release schedules. The animated Spider-Man movie will be arriving a little later than expected, while a movie based on emoji – yes, this is real – will be released in 2017. Additionally, a new adaptation of Beatrix Potter‘s Peter Rabbit is in the works.
You can find out these new release dates after the jump.
Sony (via Coming Soon) has announced that the untitled animated Spider-Man film will now be released on December 21st, 2018. It was previously slated for July 20th of that year. July 2018 is already a packed month for superhero films, with Aquaman, Ant-Man & The Wasp and an untitled Fox-Marvel film currently slated.
Spider-Man is being produced and masterminded by Chris Miller and Phil Lord, for which they wrote a story treatment. However, they will not direct the feature, and it will exist independently of the live action Spider-Man film being produced by Sony and Marvel Studios. Little is known about its plot, other than it will be a “unique” take on the mythology.
Next up, we have The Emoji Movie. This film, based on those little emoticons on your iPhone, will be released on August 11th, 2017. It is co-written by Eric Seigel and Anthony Leondis; the latter is also directing. Sony won the rights to this after an intense bidding war with other studios, such as Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures.
Finally, a new Peter Rabbit movie, based on the creation of Beatrix Potter, will be released on March 23rd, 2018. Little else is known about this latest adaptation of the beloved character.
Stay tuned for more news as we have it.