Marvel’s Spider-Man reboot will be written and directed by Drew Goddard, who is also attached to their Daredevil Netflix series.
Goddard was set to direct Sony’s Sinister Six spinoff, but after Spider-Man officially joined Marvel it looks like he’ll be making his way back to the web-slinger. The Wrap reports that the Cabin in the Woods and World War Z writer will be helming Spider-Man for Sony and Marvel.
This isn’t a total surprise, considering he’s been linked to previous projects with Sony and Marvel, but it’s exciting to find out that he will be writing and directing for both studios’ films which include Spider-Man.
Goddard is a “self-professed comic book buff,” and is more than excited to be writing and directing multiple comic book films. The pre-production should start soon, and will be the start of Sony and Marvel’s future Spider-Man series. There’s also rumors that the new series will be called the Spectacular Spider-Man.
Like we reportedly previously, there won’t be an origins story, but Spider-Man will be in high-school, and he could be fighting Iron Man in a film in an attempt to “audition” for the Avengers. This sounds like a bit of a stretch, as we thought he’d most likely appear in Captain America: Civil War, but it’s possible considering we know the studio wants a young actor in the role.
Over the weekend there had been rumors that producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal had found their Spider-Man director, and it looks like the rumors may end up being true. While there hasn’t been any confirmation from the studios, this seems like the perfect fit for Goddard.
Drew Goddard has also written for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Alias, which were helmed by Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon and Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ director J.J. Abrams. Marvel’s wonderboy may have had a hand in getting Goddard his shot at a Marvel Spider-Man movie, and if Whedon has signed off, we’re certainly excited.
His involvement with Marvel’s Daredevil series on Netflix also puts him in a great position for when Spider-Man is in an Avengers film. He had also been working on the Sinister Six spinoff with Sony for the past year, but that’s most likely off the table. We’ll be sure to update this article as soon as Marvel and Sony confirm Drew Goddard as the director of the new Spider-Man movies.
Now we just need to find out which actor the producers have chosen to replace Andrew Garfield, and whether they’ll be going with Peter Parker or Miles Morales’ storyline. Let us know what you think about Goddard writing and directing the Spider-Man reboots.