‘Vacation’ Directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein Set to Pen Next ‘Spider-Man’ Film
Vacation team John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have been tapped to pen the next Spider-Man movie for Sony.
Daley confirmed the news in a tweet that reads, “I can finally confirm I’m writing Spider-Man with Jonathan Goldstein. I can also confirm how insanely psyched I am.”
I can finally confirm I'm writing Spider-Man with Jonathan Goldstein. I can also confirm how insanely psyched I am. http://t.co/X8QrsmIPs1
— John Francis Daley (@JohnFDaley) July 27, 2015
You can read what Goldstein told Deadline about how their latest film Vacation helped the duo land the gig below:
Our agent helped get our foot in the door with Marvel, sending them a script we had written, and letting them know our track record and that we’d love to move from broad comedy to action and action comedy. Also, it helped that Kevin Feige wanted to draw on the spirit of John Hughes for this Spider-Man, and we had just written and directed a sequel to a John Hughes-created franchise with Vacation. We’d pitched ourselves to both write and direct, and so our pitch included a pretty extensive story outline that appealed to them. After Jon Watts got the directing job, they came back and asked if we would be interested in doing the script. The answer was, yes.
(Keep an eye out for Vacation review, headed to FanBolt this Wednesday!)
It was recently announced that newcomer Tom Holland will take on the role of Spidey in the Marvel Cinematic Universes, casting news that was met with mixed feelings.
Let us know what you think of the pair taking on the new Spider-Man film in the comments below!