ByJerome Maida, writer at
Jerome Maida

A leaked document reported exclusively by "The Daily Beast" outlines a plan to reboot the character unearthed by The Daily Beast outlines a plan to reboot the webslinger - with a new director at the helm.

In an 8-page document by Jeff Robinov ( -head of the Fosun-backed Stusio 8 (which has an output deal with Sony) -which was in response to several reported e-mails in which Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Sony execs express disappointment with the turnout of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", as well as director Marc Webb’s deal on The Amazing Spider-Man 3".

According to "The Daily Beast", Sony is looking at "The Russo Brothers to produce the reboot and are looking at the absolute hottest directors in Hollywood to replace Webb:

But The Daily Beast has now come across a detailed 8-page document outlining a plan to reboot Sony’s Spider-Man franchise. The email is dated November 13, 2014, and was sent by Jeff Robinov, head of the Fosun-backed Studio 8 (which has an output deal with Sony), to Pascal.

What follows is “a list of filmmakers that come to mind” to helm the Spider-Man reboot, and they are: Brad Bird, Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee (Frozen), Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), Glenn Ficarra & John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love), James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), Don Hall & Chris Williams (Big Hero 6), Phil Lord & Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie), Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki), Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World), Edgar Wright, and David Yates, of Harry Potter franchise fame.

Wow! That's some list! What do the rest of you think?


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