It seems as if we officially have a list of potential directors for the upcoming Spider-Man Re-boot. Along with this list of directors, we have also been given information pertaining to the possible plot of Marvel's iteration of the web slinging hero. Will we see Spider-Man as a freshman in High School?
Who is going to direct the films?
According to multiple reports, the names surfacing to be the director of the upcoming Spider-Man films are as followed: "50/50 and Warm Bodies writer/helmer Jonathan Levine; Ted Melfi, writer/director of Golden Globe-nommed St. Vincent; Pitch 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.". This is a very extensive list and it is unclear as of now who the front runner is for the position. A decision is expected to be made within the coming weeks, expect around late next week.
Peter Parker in High school for 4 films?
It seems as if Marvel wants to have Peter Parker fighting crime for at least 3 or 4 films while he is still in High School. We all knew that Marvel wanted to go very young with their iteration of Spider-Man, but nobody expected a full Story line throughout his entire High School career starting as a Freshman.
This could go both ways, on one hand the film will connect very well with the younger viewers, on the other hand older viewers may grow tired of seeing a High School kid fight crime. It seems as if they will pass over the Peter Parker/Spider-Man origin story as well. When we first see Peter Parker on screen for the first time he will already posses the powers of Spider-Man, so hopefully no death of Uncle Ben.....again.
Who will be our Spider-Man?
We all know that the two remaining actors in the running for Spider-Man are Asa Butterfield and Tom Holland. Both fit the mold for what Marvel seem to want out of the next Spider-Man and both could do very well. With this being said, it seems as if Asa Butterfield is the favorite by the higher ups at Marvel. He definitely has the look of a Peter Parker but could he pull of Spider-Man? That remains to be seen, expect a decision to be made by late this week or early next week. The role must be filled somewhat quickly as a Spider-Man may be need for an appearance in Civil War, where he will most likely get his first appearance in the MCU.
What are your thoughts on the list of Directors, the plot details, and the decision as to who should play Peter Parker? Let me know down below in the comments!