Marvel Assigns ‘Sinister Six’ Helmer to Write/Direct ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot

Jarred Braxton March 3, 2015 0
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With news that Marvel and Sony were going to abandon the Amazing Spider-Man franchise to reboot the web-slinger for the purpose of assimilating the character into the Avengers Initiative, a dark cloud has been cast over the potential spin-off films that could have been born from the Marc Webb-Andrew Garfield franchise: including the Sinister Six movie. Drew Goddard was supposed to write and direct the spin-off, but now that the Amazing Spider-Man franchise is dead, Goddard was left in the wind, until today when he landed the job of writing and directing the rebooted Spider-Man.

If sources are correct, Marvel and Sony already have a strategy to introduce the new Spider-Man into the Avengers Initiative.

No new origin story, Spidey exists from the beginning, taken as a given. New actor, probably an unknown, he will be specifically based in High School and they want him to be able to grow up into the role. The thought being if this works, Spidey can do multiple trilogies for years ala Harry Potter. A major part of the first film will involve Spider- Man fighting Iron Man and then trying to pass the “audition” to join the Avengers

The plan is to introduce Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, then this new film, either Peter Parker or Miles Morales (they weren’t specific as to who this Spider-Man is), will get his feature-length solo outing in 2017.