While promoting this week’s Vacation movie, co-writers and co-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have opened up about the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Speaking with NPR.org, they revealed:
Daley: We can finally acknowledge that.
Goldstein: We’ve been saying no comment for the last week.
Daley: This is the first time that we can say that we are writing it.
Goldstein: We’re thrilled.
Daley: … He’s a sharp kid and witty and kind of deals with the fact that he’s an outcast and a geek through humor. It is sort of the safety net for geeks like us, so I think we can totally relate to where he’s coming from. As well as the superpowers, which we also have.
The Untitled Spider-Man Reboot is shaping up with the announcement of Tom Holland as Peter Parker and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May. While it’s believed we will see them first appear in next May’s Captain America: Civil War, the Jon Watts directed film will release July 28, 2017 (Happy birthday, Ma!) and will be the first solo outing for Spidey.
Last Tuesday (July 21) What’cha Reading saw a press screening of Jon Watts’ Cop Car, opening August 7, 2015. It is undeniable that Watts’ name will one day be used in the highest sense after seeing his film Cop Car so please stay tuned for our review coming this week. After having seen his second film, there was no question that he is the perfect director to capture a legitimately authentic portrait of American youth on film. While we don’t know much in regards to Marvel’s presentation of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, we do know that the film will be aiming for a John Hughes tone and style. Marvel was successful with replicating the heist film with Ant-Man (check out our review here) so there is no doubt that we could get a Huges high school film akin to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, and Sixteen Candles.
“Our agent helped get our foot in the door with Marvel, sending them a script we had written, and letting them know our track record and that we’d love to move from broad comedy to action and action comedy. Also, it helped that Kevin Feige wanted to draw on the spirit of John Hughes for this Spider-Man, and we had just written and directed a sequel to a John Hughes-created franchise with Vacation. We’d pitched ourselves to both write and direct, and so our pitch included a pretty extensive story outline that appealed to them. After Jon Watts got the directing job, they came back and asked if we would be interested in doing the script. The answer was, yes.” – Jonathan Goldstein to Deadline
While I can’t speak for the upcoming Vacation movie or Daley and Goldstein, I could safely tell you that Spider-Man is in good hands with director Jon Watts. It will be interesting to follow this movie as it grows closer to production and release.
Stay tuned for What’cha Reading’s Cop Car advance review this week!