In the wake of reports claiming John Francis Daley (the kid from Freaks and Geeks, Bones) and Jonathan M. Goldstein (Horrible Bosses) were being tapped to pen the upcoming Spider-Man reboot, the dynamic writing duo have finally confirmed they will, indeed, write the script.
A few weeks back, Daley and Goldstein were said to be in "early talks" to write the screenplay for Marvel Studios and Sony Studios’ new Spider-Man comic-book movie. While promoting their co-directorial debut with their Vacation reboot (which they also co-wrote) the pair confirmed they’d officially signed on the dotted line to write the web-slinger's next adventure.
In an interview with NPR, the comedy writing duo finally admitted to penning the new Spidey reboot, also explaining why they’re the perfect guys for the gig. Daley said, "We can finally acknowledge that," with Goldstein adding, "We've been saying no comment for the last week." Daley further explained, "This is the first time that we can say that we are writing it," while Jonathan Goldstein commented on how they were thrilled to be writing the wall-crawler's next movie.
Why do they think they’re the right ones for the job? "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," Daley concluded.
Directed by Jon Watts, the as-of-yet untitled Spider-Man reboot stars (so far) Tom Holland as Peter Parker and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and is set to hit movie theaters on July 28, 2017. But before our fan-fave webslinger gets to spin his web in his solo flick, he’ll make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut alongside Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016.
What do you think about John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein writing Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man movie?