Sony and Marvel are rebooting Spider-Man again.
I know, you’re probably wondering why they’d bother, considering the fact that The Amazing Spider-Man came out not long ago, followed by an extremely under-rated sequel (which I know that I stand alone in thinking that).
But Sony is losing money with the property and they need something to help them and that something happens to be teaming him up with Marvel for an eventual introduction into The Avengers and their giant cinematic universe that they’ve created.
I posted a rumored directors shortlist not long ago and now we have an update, which narrows that list down to two and adds another name to shake things up.
The following filmmakers are being considered for directing duties on the upcoming Spider-Man reboot:
Ted Melfi (St. Vincent)
Jonathan Levine (The Wackness, 50/50, Warm Bodies)
Jon Watts (Cop Car)
I have yet to see Watts’ Cop Car, which hit Sundance not too long ago. I wrote about the trailer for the film right here.
I wasn’t the biggest fan of Melfi’s St. Vincent, which leaves me (again) praising Jonathan Levine.
The guy has an incredible resume, full of an amazing body of work, with The Wackness being one of my absolute favorite coming-of-age stories and 50/50 being a downright perfect film.
Plus, he’s a New Yorker and can probably nail down the look and feel of the city better than just about anyone.
I sure hope they pick him and I hope they confirm it soon, because then things might finally start getting interesting in this Spider-Man reboot, which I still think doesn’t need to happen just yet.
Source : BMD