While we await official word on who will play Spider-Man in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War and the untitled Spider-Man movie, there is now an update about who may be the frontrunners for the director’s chair for the latter.
A previous report mentioned that Drew Goddard might direct, but Deadline says they are hearing that a decision could be made by the end of next week from one of the following names: Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, 50/50); Ted Melfi (St. Vincent); Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect); John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (Vacation); and Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite). What do you think of these names?
“There is a young kid [already] running around New York City in a homemade version of the Spider-Man costume in the MCU,” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said previously about the new Spider-Man. “You just don’t know it yet… In Spider-Man’s very specific case, where there have been two retellings of that origin in the last whatever it’s been – [thirteen] years – for us we are going to take it for granted that people know that, and the specifics.”
Spider-Man will make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Anthony and Joe Russo’s upcoming Captain America: Civil War, set for release on May 6, 2016. He’ll then get his own solo film, set for release on July 28, 2017.