We brought you news last month, that Spiderman was going to make his appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with studios Sony and Marvel joining forces in an unlikely turn of events. It has emerged that Drew Goddard is the most likely candidate to be selected to write and direct the Spiderman reboot for a 2017 release.
Goddard has written scripts for Cloverfield, World War Z and The Cabin In The Woods (which he also directed) and was set to direct The Amazing Spiderman spinoff movie, Sinister Six for Sony Pictures.
The spinoff which focuses on the web slinger’s arch enemies was going to be Sony’s attempt to crank out as many films as possible before the Spiderman rights returned to Marvel studios. However, this idea was shelved after The Amazing Spiderman franchise’s disappointing performance at the box office.
The film will be the first to involve Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige as producer, which is a good decision given his proven track record producing the existing titles in the MCU.
The only disappointing part of this news is that Marvel plan to distance the new Spiderman from that established by Sony Pictures in order to avoid confusion with previous films, which means recasting Andrew Garfield, who we think is perfect for the role.