Spider-Man screenwriter on Peter Parker’s sense of humor
Two weeks ago, a report surfaced naming Vacation directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein as the writers on the highly-anticipated Spider-Man reboot. The pair were previously in contention to direct the film, which will be helmed by Jon Watts (Cop Car). Now, Daley and Goldstein have confirmed to NPR in a new interview that they will be writing the script for the film.
Daley, who co-wrote Horrible Bosses and its sequel, as well as The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 with Goldstein, went on to briefly describe their take on Peter Parker and how that ties into their comedy background.
“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.”
In June, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios announced that, following a lengthy casting process, actor Tom Holland (The Impossible, In the Heart of the Sea) will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in their next Spider-Man film, which is set to hit theaters on July 28. 2017.
Joining Holland in the cast is Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, who is expected to appear with Holland first in next year’s Captain America: Civil War.
Marvel and Sony Pictures, and producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal conducted an extensive search for both Holland and the director. The studios and producers were impressed by Holland’s performances in The Impossible, “Wolf Hall,” and the upcoming In the Heart of the Sea, and by a series of complex screen tests. Following Marvel’s tradition of working with the brightest next wave of directors, Watts also went through multiple meetings with Feige, Pascal, and the studio, before winning the job.
Sony Pictures will finance and release worldwide the next installment of the $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, in a film co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the Web-Slinger.