Sony Pictures Animation took rights to create an animated Spider-Man that will be released in 2018.
High-school senior Peter Parker lives with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, and is a school outcast and bully victim. On a school field trip, he visits a genetics laboratory with his friend Harry Osborn and unwitting love interest Mary Jane Watson. There, Peter is bitten by a genetically engineered "super spider." Shortly after arriving home, he becomes ill and falls unconscious. Meanwhile, thug Aleksei Sytsevich who works for Eastern Bloc Scientists,experiments on himself with an unstable performance-enhancing chemical. After absorbing the chemical, he goes insane and destroys the laboratory. The next morning, Peter finds that he is no longer near-sighted, and his body has metamorphosized into a more muscular physique. At school, he finds that his body can produce webs from the wrists, and his quickened reflexes let him avoid injury during a confrontation with Flash Thompson. Peter discovers he has developed superhuman speed, strength, the ability to stick to surfaces, and a heightened ability to sense danger. Brushing off Ben's advice that "with great power comes great responsibility," Peter considers impressing Mary Jane with a car. He enters an underground wrestling tournament and wins his first match, but the promoter cheats him out of his prize money. When a thief suddenly raids the promoter's office, Peter allows him to escape as payback. Moments later, he discovers that Ben has been carjacked and shot, dying in Peter's arms. Peter pursues, subdues and confronts the carjacker, only to realize it was the thief he let escape. The thief attempts to flee but falls from a window and dies. Meanwhile, a crazed Aleksei interrupts a military experiment with XS-1 spacecraft and attacks several scientists in the unfinished project as well as military's General Slocum. Upon graduating, Peter begins using his abilities to fight crime, donning a costume and the persona of Spider-Man. J. Jonah Jameson, a newspaper chief editor, hires Peter as a freelance photographer, since he is the only person providing clear images of Spider-Man.