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Latino Review broke it first, then Drew Goddard’s reps denied, then the Hollywood Reporter confirmed: Drew Goddard, previously set to direct the Sinister Six spinoff, is now the top choice for the new Spider-Man movie set in high school.
Lation Review also adds that Spider-Man will likely fight Iron Man in the movie (Robert Downey Jr. teased some big news a few days ago, so maybe this is it), there will be no retelling of the origin story, and Sony is still hoping to spin-off a Sinister Six out of it, though there’s no need for them all to be tied to Oscorp now. Presumably, though, story points are subject to change at this stage.
I liked Cabin in the Woods a lot, and Goddard has been working on the Daredevil series, so presumably he impressed Marvel too. No word yet on whether it’s Peter Parker for certain, though if I had to guess, I’d say that even if a nonwhite actor is cast, they’ll still call him Peter Parker – there’s too much name recognition not to. And a Downey cameo seems like the best way to reassure audiences who feel burned by the last couple of Spidey movies that this is in the right hands now.
Do you still care about a Spider-Man solo movie?