Development On Amazon Prime’s Highly Anticipated Live-action Spider-Man Shows, Silk: Spider Society And Spider-Man Noir, Has Been Halted Due To The Ongoing Writers Guild Of America Strike.
Silk: Spider Society and Spider-Man Noir series, the highly anticipated live-action Spider-Man shows in development for Amazon Prime, have been halted due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike. These shows are part of Amazon’s collaboration with Sony to create a streaming Spidey universe, separate from the big-screen Spider-Man Universe by Sony Pictures. The acclaimed directors of “Into the Spider-Verse,” Phil Lord and Chris Miller, are set to oversee and executive produce this venture, aiming to deliver high-quality, character-focused shows that match the caliber of Spidey’s cinematic adventures. However, these projects are still in the early stages of development, and no release dates have been announced.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Miller and Phil Lord revealed that the Amazon live-action Spider-Man series they are involved in have been put on hold due to the WGA strike in Hollywood. Both Silk: Spider Society and Spider-Man Noir have hit a roadblock, with the writers’ rooms shut down until a deal is reached between the writers and the studios. Lord expressed that after the upcoming release of “Across the Spider-Verse,” it will mark the first time in 13 years that he has not been actively involved in production.
Miller and Lord have been vocal in their support for the ongoing job action and have shown solidarity with the Writers and Directors Guilds. They emphasized the importance of recognizing the value of content created by human writers, highlighting that “good things can be when they’re not written by a computer.” They believe that the success of distinctively written and directed movies and TV shows helps make a case for the commercial significance of writing and directing.
With the suspension of development, fans eagerly awaiting Amazon’s Spider-Man series may face disappointment, as the projects are likely to face significant delays. Although no official release dates had been announced, the shows were not in active production and required the involvement of writers in the developmental stage. As the writers’ strike shows no signs of ending soon, the Spidey-themed spin-offs will likely be pushed further down the release calendar.
Regarding Miller and Lord’s future plans, they are currently focused on the release of “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” which is already garnering widespread acclaim. Following a well-deserved break, the duo is expected to join their fellow writers and potentially directors on picket lines to support the strike.
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