John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein In Talks To Write Spider-Man


Via Deadline, we have news that writer-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are in talks to pen the new Spider-Man film.  Both Daley and Goldstein were among the original shortlist of names being considered for directing duties on the new Marvel Studios / Sony joint venture film.  However, the job of helming the project went to Jon Watts.

John Francis Daley started his Hollywood career as a child actor on the critically-acclaimed Judd Apatow-created show Freaks and Geeks.  He later went on to appear in a number of television shows and feature films.  His most notable stint was playing Dr. Lance Sweets on the hit show Bones starring Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz.

In 2001, Daley directed a short film titled What Babies Do.  In 2007, he collaborated with Jonathan Goldstein and they sold their script, The $40,000 Man, to New Line Cinema.  The two continued working together and wrote a number of feature films: Horrible Bosses (2011); Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013); The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013); and Horrible Bosses 2 (2014).  For their most recent venture, the two are the co-directors and co-writers for the upcoming comedy Vacation.

Spider-Man news has been getting hot ever since the announcement of John Watts as the director, and Tom Holland being cast in the role of the famous web-slinger.  Recently, Marisa Tomei was confirmed to have won the role of Aunt May.  Reactions to her casting have been mixed due to her looking so young, as the actresses (more recent portrayals by Rosemary Harris in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man film series, and Sally Field in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man film series) who have played her in past incarnations were much older — mirroring the character in the comics.

A joint endeavor between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, Spider-Man will finally be seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — something that fans have been wanting for a very long time.  Our favorite web-head will be making his debut in a cameo in Captain America: Civil War which is slated for a release date of May 6, 2016.  Spider-Man’s rebooted solo film is set for a release date of July 28, 2017.

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