JJ Abrams takes on Spider-Man!

First he boldly went where no one had gone before. Then he took us back to the galaxy far, far away. Now JJ Abrams is poised to join yet another, major franchise. In a surprise announcement yesterday, we learned that Abrams is now joining Marvel with a new Spider-Man feature… but not in the way you might think.

After turns in the Star Trek and Star Wars universes, you might think a trip to the MCU could be next for the producer and director. Instead, JJ Abrams will be giving print media a run this time. Marvel and Abrams have teamed up for a new, limited-run Spider-Man comic book to debut in September. Joining Abrams in penning the title will be Abram’s son, Henry.

JJ Abrams writes new Spider-Man series

JJ Abrams; Spider-Man
Image: Marvel Comics

“Nick” is Nick Lowe, editor for Marvel Comics. Lowe and his Marvel team have been teasing the Spider-Man announcement with a daily counting of web-formed numbers. That obviously culminated with yesterday’s announcement. Sara Pichelli is the artist working with JJ Abrams to give a new twist on the web-slinger’s story.

JJ Abrams, according to comicbook.com, had this to say to tell fans how the new venture came about:

A year or so ago, I started talking about it with Henry and it sort of happened organically. And that has been the joy of this. Even though I’ve been talking to Nick for a long time, weirdly, this feels like it just sort of evolved from the conversations of Henry and I, having ideas that got us excited and Nick being open to the collaboration.”

Marvel teased the announcement with a spider-y countdown.

The new series will also feature a brand new villain, Cadaverous. The character will torment Spider-Man and his beloved Mary Jane. The announcement comes hot on the heels of Spider-Man: Far From Home making headlines as the film goes into preview. JJ Abrams, while using the Spider-Man character, will not have tie the comics to the film franchise featuring Tom Holland.

What do you think about JJ Abrams taking Spider-Man out for a spin?

Source: comicbook.com