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Phil Lord and Chris Miller sign overseeing deal with Sony including its Marvel TV output

April 30th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Great news for fans of the Sony Marvel universe today as it’s been revealed that Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed a major deal with Sony Pictures TV.

The duo behind The LEGO Movie and the wonderfully wonderful Into The Spider-verse have been handed the keys to the future of Sony’s TV… and Marvel in there too.

“The writing, producing and directing duo have inked a five-year agreement that sources value in the nine-figure range.”

Whew.

But what does it mean? Well:

“Lord and Miller will create and develop their own comedy and drama projects for broadcast, cable and streaming as well as supervise other writers’ projects. Additionally, the pair will also be involved in developing a suite of television series based on Sony’s universe of Marvel characters.

“Those include Spider-Man (and all his villains, like Green Goblin); Venom (a sequel with Tim Hardy is in the works); Morbius (which has a live-action feature in the works starring Jared Leto); and Black Cat and Silver Sable (both in development on the feature side).

“Select TV projects related to Sony’s Marvel characters will be produced in partnership with former Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal. Also possibly on the table: all the characters from Into the Spider-Verse. It’s unclear which Marvel characters Lord and Miller will take on.”

So, essentially, they are the Kevin Feige of Sony’s Marvel on TV wing.

We’re pretty excited for that!

“We are so grateful to everyone at Sony Pictures Television for choosing to partner with us and expand our enduring relationship with the studio,” Lord and Miller said.

“Together we aim to make groundbreaking work of the highest quality and integrity, and to place that work in convenient proximity to your eyeballs and earholes, wherever you may be.”

The duo also brought Sony the Jump Street movies and the Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs franchises, so we know they work well with them.

Here’s to more of that…

Thoughts?

Source: THR

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….