“Vacation” scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein will pen the script of the “Spider-Man” reboot, Deadline is reporting. They are known for co-writing the “Horrible Bosses” films and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” as well as “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.”
With a U.S. release date of July 29, “Vacation” is the first movie they co-directed.
It will be interesting to see how Daley and Goldstein put their spin on the new Spider-Man film, which will star Tom Holland in the title role. Marisa Tomei reportedly has been cast as Aunt May, and “Cop Car” director Jon Watts will be directing the movie. Its official synopsis has yet to be revealed. According to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, however, it will be based on Peter Parker’s younger years. He will be reportedly shown in high school.
“We want to play with Spider-Man in the high-school years because frankly there’ve been five Spider-Man films and the amazing thing about it is, even though there’ve been five Spider-Man films, there are so many things from the comics that haven’t been done yet,” Collider quoted Feige as saying.
He added that Parker will be portrayed as a misfit in school before he puts on the supersuit as Spider-Man: “The fella that puts on a mask and swings around and fights bad guys and doesn’t shut up ... is something we want to play with and we’re excited about.”
The movie is planned for release in 2017, and its official title has yet to be finalized. Feige and Amy Pascal are the producers. The most recent Spider-Man flick to be released was “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” last year. It starred Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.