New Details For Marvel's Spider-Man & Potential List Of Directors

Posted By:Matt McGloin
05/05/2015 - 5:37pm

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New possible information for the new Spider-Man has come to light regarding story and directors.

Deadline is reporting Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal may plan a three or four movie story arc for Spider-Man, each one covering a year in high school for Peter Parker.

It's also said the Spider-Man origin story will be skipped over for Peter Parker, so we'll find Peter already with the Spider-Man powers in high school. 

It's said the tone they are searching for in the "coming of age tale" is "John Hughes (Home Alone, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Beethoven, Vacation) humor and emotion, plus all the superhero stuff."

The list of potential directors is said to include: "50/50 and Warm Bodies writer/helmer Jonathan Levine; Ted Melfi, writer/director of Golden Globe-nommed St. VincentPitch Perfect helmer Jason Moore; John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein, the directors/writers of the updated version of John Hughes’ Vacation; and Napoleon Dynamite and Don Verdean writer/director Jared Hess."

According to the report, the decision could come by the end of next week.

It's further said a search for the new young actor to play Spider-Man is ongoing as well, and that the role may be cast before the director and writers of the new Spider-Man movie as the character is needed for Captain America: Civil War.

No mention in the report is made of Drew Goddard, who was said to be a Amy Pascal favorite to stick with the franchise following whatever happened to Sinister Six.

The new Spider-Man movie is due out in 2017.