The Amazing Spider-Man is sadly no more and now Sony and Marvel are in talks to reboot the character yet again, with rumored titles such as The Spectacular Spider-Man or Spider-Man: The New Avenger.
That’s right, our favorite web-slinger is finally joining up with the rest of Marvel’s Avengers, with a rumored cameo in Captain America: Civil War as Peter Parker and then eventually his own rebooted film, followed by some sort of Avengers tie-in.
Spidey is finally back in the big leagues, even if Sony’s reboot series was rather good in my opinion and far from complete, especially with the extensively teased Sinister Six film, which may or may not be off the table now.
Andrew Garfield is out and someone else new is in, which hasn’t been confirmed yet.
One thing that is for certain is that both companies want a comedy director or directors to tackle the project, because they really want to focus on the character, which seems to be more easy to accomplish with comedy writers, whereas action directors tend to let more script problems and baggage take backseat to a good action sequence.
Here’s the rumored shortlist:
Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite)
Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect)
Ted Melfi (St. Vincent)
John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein (directors/writers of Vacation reboot)
This is definitely a wide-ranged variety of talented filmmakers, with Jared Hess being the only one that I really hope gets kicked out early on.
I really hope Jonathan Levine gets the deal, because he’s one of my favorite filmmakers working today and I’ve absolutely loved all of his work, especially The Wackness and 50/50.
The rest of the bunch doesn’t exactly elicit much of a reaction from me, because I’ve only seen one piece of their filmography and I feel like that’s not exactly a way to place fair judgement.