Spider-Man: John Francis Daley And Jonathan M. Goldstein Confirmed As Writers


We originally reported on a rumor that Vacation and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein were in talks to be the new scribes for the Spider-Man reboot.  Today, via NPR, we can confirm that the writing team will indeed be scripting the highly anticipated new film for our favorite web-head.  When NPR questioned Daley and Francis about the first Spider-Man solo film to be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the two replied candidly.

"Daley: We can finally acknowledge that.Goldstein: We’ve been saying no comment for the last week.Daley: This is the first time that we can say that we are writing it.Goldstein: We’re thrilled.Daley: … He’s a sharp kid and witty and kind of deals with the fact that he’s an outcast and a geek through humor. It is sort of the safety net for geeks like us, so I think we can totally relate to where he’s coming from. As well as the superpowers, which we also have."

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.

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-slinger 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.

Captain America: Civil War – Official Synopsis: Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

Captain America: Civil War has a United States release date of May 6, 2016.  It will be directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, star Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, Robert Downy Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier, Anthony MAckie as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Paul Bettany as Vision, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter / Agent 13, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow / Crossbones, William Hurt as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, Daniel Brühl as Helmut Zemo, and Martin Freeman in an unspecified role.

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