Marvel and Sony’s Shortlist of Directors to Helm ‘Spider-Man’ is Pretty Meh

by: S, Scott Stanikmas

Marvel Studios and Sony have their eyes on the future. We’ve heard who’s rumored to don the red and blue costume of Spider-Man. Now the studios are looking at who they want to helm the flick, and the list that’s making the rounds is rather unimpressive.

Deadline reports that the two studios may be close to narrowing down a choice and may have an announcement in just a few weeks. For now though, this is the list of potentials: Jonathan Levine (50/50), Ted Melfi (St. Vincent), Jared Hess (Napolean Dynamite), Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) and John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein (this summer’s Vacation film).

This definitely falls into step with what Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige said about wanting to play up the wall crawler’s famous sense of humor. It’s being said that the studios want a combo of “John Hughes humor and emotion” along with the superhero awe that come with Spider-Man. While these directors have made some pretty good comedies, I don’t feel any excitement about any of them helming a Spider-Man film.

Keep in mind, this is a list of top contenders and isn’t the be-all end-all list. Drew Goddard was rumored to be the front runner a while back and his name isn’t anywhere near this current crop of filmmakers.

The web-slinger is set to make his proper MCU debut in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War before getting his own standalone film, set to swing into theaters July 28, 2017.