Although he’s currently busy directing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, J.J. Abrams is also in the process of writing a new Spider-Man comic for Marvel alongside his son, Henry Abrams.
The series will simply be called Spider Man, and will run for five issues. Sara Pichelli, who is perhaps best known for her work on Ultimate Spider-Man, will provide the interior artwork, while Dave Stewart will handle the coloring. Meanwhile, the covers will be drawn by Olivier Coipel.
Although plot details are currently scarce, we know that the book will introduce a new villain called Cadaverous, who will menace not only Spider-Man, but also his alter ego, Peter Parker. In the video message below, J.J. described Cadaverous as ‘crazy’, but we’ll just have to wait and see what he has planned for this new antagonist.
In an interview conducted by The New York Times, it was revealed that editor Nick Lowe reached out to Abrams around a decade ago about the possibility of him writing the comic. So the seeds were sown long before Abrams directed The Force Awakens, which made billions of dollars for Disney, Marvel’s parent company.
In addition to Star Wars, Abrams’ previously directed Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek, and Super 8, and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness, as well as creating Lost, which was arguably one of the most popular TV shows of the 2000s. It goes without saying that his name recognition will result in his Spider-Man comic flying off the shelves when the first issue hits stores in September.