A year ago came word that “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller had signed on to develop numerous interlinked series based on the studio’s Marvel characters. Nothing much has been said about it since that deal was first announced.
Appearing at the Television Critics Association press tour this week, Miller offered a short update on the development status of those projects and say it’ll be a little while longer before they are set to make any announcements.
Miller tells TV Line that part of the reason for the delay is that they’re aiming to do something different to what’s been done on television before – namely something different to both The CW’s DC Universe which boasts six different series which interact, and Netflix’s now-defunct Defenders universe which interlinks four separate series:
“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.
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.”
As Sony is one of the only studios without an obvious upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming platform on the way, said shows could theoretically end up anywhere – including Netflix.