Two months ago, Cabin In The Woods director Drew Goddard was said to be in talks to write and direct the upcoming Spider-Man Reboot, which is now being unofficially dubbed Spider-Man: The New Avenger. Now, only two months later, four directors are now reportedly the front-runners for the project, with no talks of Goddard.
There has been a lot of speculation as to the direction of the film. The project has been shrouded in mystery ever since it was announced that Sony and Marvel would team up to reboot the character. Now, we know that the casting has been narrowed down to up and comers Asa Butterfield and Tom Holland. See our casting article here.
The names that are reportedly front runners to direct the project are Jonathan Levine, Ted Melfi, Jared Hess, Jason Moore, and directing duo John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein. The tone is rumored to be in the vein of a John Hughes coming of age film. Check out what the directors have under their belts.
Levine is known for writing the zombie romantic comedy Warm Bodies and the Seth Rogen film 50/50.
Melfi is best known for writing and directing the 2014 comedy St. Vincent starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy.
Hess is best known for directing the 2004 hit indie comedy Napoleon Dynamite and the Jack Black film Nacho Libre.
Moore is known for directing the 2012 hit musical-comedy Pitch Perfect starring Anna Kendrick.
Daley and Goldstein have written and directed the upcoming reboot of the Chevy Chase Vacation series starring Ed Helms.