When Sony announced they were bringing Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I thought of many reasons it could be a bad or good idea. But one thing I had never thought of was what potential directors we’d get for the project. But with the 2017 release looming even closer, and with as much on the line for both companies as is, Sony is looking into directors already.
According to Latino Review (and later confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter) Sony is looking into Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods, Marvel’s Daredevil series on Netflix) to direct and write the film since they’re no longer pursuing his Sinister Six spin-off at this time (but will most likely bring it back after the reboot). There were more reboot story details, but take those with a hefty grain of salt:
- No new origin story, Spidey exists from the beginning, taken as a given
- New actor, probably an unknown, he will be specifically based in High School and they want him to be able to grow up into the role. The thought being if this works, Spidey can do multiple trilogies for years ala Harry Potter.
- A major part of the first film will involve Spider- Man fighting Iron Man and then trying to pass the “audition” to join the Avengers
- The first film will involved the Sinister Six coming together with the thought to later maybe spin them off.
So whether or not all of this comes true, Goddard has yet to disappoint. Also one of the big rumors floating around is that Sony is searching for a non-White actor to play Peter Parker. All of this sounds too good to actually happen, but I hope at least some of these ideas stick.[via THR]