The Spider-Man reboot director might not be Drew Goddard after all. This rumor was fueled by Marvel’s alleged announcement of a director short list containing five names.
This mirrors what happened to the possibility of Andrew Garfield retaining the title role. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Sony’s original reboot actor may have been fired for disrespecting the head of the company.
Drew Goddard might not have had the same reasons for backing out. It could simply be the change in management, since Goddard had worked with Sony on the Spider-Man franchise before, and had been involved in the plans for the Sinister Six spin-off.
Now that the character is in the hands of Marvel, where many comic book fans feel he belonged anyway, Goddard may have been part of a purge to make Spider-Man Marvel’s own property, with no loose ends.
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Now that Marvel has control of the franchise once more, there are five potential new Spider-Man reboot directors.
- Jonathan Levine could be a serious contender after having been almost involved with the upcoming Benedict Cumberbatch vehicle Dr. Strange. The role of director eventually went to Scott Derrickson, according to Cinema Blend.
- Ted Melfi only has one film so far, but getting such a remarkable performance from young Jaeden Lieberher in St. Vincent could work with Marvel’s plan of creating the very first actual teenage Spider-Man.
- Jason Moore is greatly familiar with comedy films such as Sisters and Pitch Perfect. This makes him a good possibility to bring out the humor that the Spider-Man reboot is said to be going for.
- John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are listed together for their combined efforts behind Vacation, as well as having contributed to some big titles in recent years.
- Jared Hess might not be the type you would expect as the Spider-Man reboot director, but he showed his comedy potential with younger actors when he made the successful underdog hits Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre. He may be making a major comeback as well, if Marvel is considering him for such an important project.
Which of these directors do you think would bring the web-slinger back for Marvel?
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