'Jump Street' and 'Spider-Verse' helmsmen Phil Lord and Chris Miller to develop Marvel TV universe

Ben Arnold
·Contributor
Lord and Miller (Credit: Fox TV)
Lord and Miller (Credit: Fox TV)

Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the masterminds behind the Jump Street movies and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, have been signed up to redevelop the Marvel TV universe for Sony.

The filmmakers are said to have signed a five-year, ‘nine-figure’ deal with Sony Pictures TV, after departing a deal with 20th Century Fox.

They will be handling the Marvel characters that are still owned by Sony, giving the pair plenty of material to transform for the small screen.

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Among the possible areas of development are Spider-Man, and all the villains involved in his world including the likes of Green Goblin, Venom, recently seen portrayed by Tom Hardy, Morbius, soon to be portrayed by Jared Leto, Black Cat and Silver Sable.

Producing the material will be Amy Pascal, the co-chairman of Sony Pictures.

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

“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.”

Lord and Miller have a raft of quality material under their belts.

Aside from Into the Spider-Verse and both Jump Street movies, the also made The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and were producers on the Lego Batman Movie.

Filming Solo: A Star Wars Story (Credit: Lucasfilm)
Filming Solo: A Star Wars Story (Credit: Lucasfilm)

However, the pair did get their fingers burned while working in the Star Wars universe.

They were sacked a few months into directing Solo: A Star Wars Story for Lucasfilm, after falling foul of studio boss Kathleen Kennedy by injecting too much comedy into the project.

Ron Howard took over, but the film became the first ever Star Wars flop.

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Their new Marvel material under the Sony umbrella will sit alongside similar new TV projects from Marvel under Disney, planned for its Disney+ streaming service, due to launch in November.

Disney is planning new series for Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, another with Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, and another featuring Scarlett Witch and Vision.