In fact, it’s now been reported that Marvel and Sony will spend four movies delving into Peter’s life as a high school student, making it a “coming of age tale” with a tone similar to “John Hughes humour and emotion.”
While it had been reported that Drew Goddard would helm this Spider-Man reboot, that appears to no longer be the case. A shortlist has emerged which says that those in the mix include Jonathan Levine (50/50), Ted Melfi (St. Vincent), Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect), John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (Vacation), and Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite). That’s quite a diverse list, and a decision is expected to be made soon.
Meanwhile, Joss Whedon has revealed that he wanted to include Spider-Man in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but because the deal wasn’t in place, Marvel couldn’t let him. That’s not the only character he wanted though!
“I said, ‘It would be great if we could just add a few more. If we could have a Captain Marvel there…’ And they talked about it. And Spider-Man, we could do that too, because Sony had approached us during the first movie about a little integration, so I would have put both of them in, but neither of the deals were made, and then they’re like, ‘We’re making a Captain Marvel movie, and we’ve got Spider-Man as a property!’ I was like, ‘I’ve already locked my film, you fuckers. Thanks for nothing!’” He’s obviously joking, but you can understand why he might be upset over not having access to either of those fan-favourite characters!