Who Will Sony Pictures Choose to Direct the Next Spider-Man?

We know that Spider-Man is getting a standalone movie soon, and a new actor will be taking on the role. We’re still hearing rumors that Asa Butterfield will suit up in the iconic red and blue tights of the webslinger, although nothing has been officially confirmed.

What we don’t know is who will be taking the reins. Rumors are swirling about who Sony Pictures will choose to sit in the director’s seat.

Who Will Direct the Next Spider-Man Movie?

Peter Parker Comic 22 Sept 2011

Deadline reported a list of people that are being considered for the spot. That list of names includes the following:

  • Johnathan Levine (writer and director of 50/50 and Warm Bodies)
  • Ted Melfi (writer and director of St. Vincent)
  • Jason Moore (director of Pitch Perfect)
  • John Francis Daley and Johnathan M. Goldstein (directors and writers of Vacation)
  • Jared Hess (writer of Napoleon Dynamite and Don Verdean)

As for who will be the best fit, it’s up in the air at this point.

The word on the street is that Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are planning a story arc to play out over the course of three or four movies. Each movie will cover a single year of Peter Parker’s high school attendance. It sounds like he’ll already be spending his nights as Spider-Man when we first see him, so we don’t have to witness his origin story again.

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