Amazing news. Seems that one of the most underused talent out there is going to be writing and directing the new Spider-Man movie. I’m not using the term “underused” as a bad thing. I believe Drew Goddard is a genius. If you don’t know Drew, he directed The Cabin in the Woods and worked on movies like Cloverfield, World War Z (where he fixed the ending). Don’t forget that he has credit in Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. One of his projects, Robopocalypse, never came to life, unfortunately.
Goddard worked on the pilot of Marvel’s Daredevil – which people say it’s really good – and left to make Sinister Six for Sony. But as you may know, the Spider-Man franchise that was in development at Sony is now dead after the failure of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. His Sinister Six project died with the franchise and the film went quiet now that Spider-Man is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
If what Latino-Review is reporting is true – and I trust these guys – Drew Goddard is now developing a new Spider-Man movie for Marvel, which is coming in 2017. The film will have the title: Spectacular Spider-Man and according to the source, the audience is not getting another origin story. And, they’re right, why do we need another origin story? In first place: We all know Spider-Man’s origin story and second of all: he will appear in a Marvel movie before his solo film.
In this story Spidey is in high school and he goes against Iron Man while he tries to join the Avengers. Like the Amazing Spider-Man #1 where he tried to join the Fantastic Four. Also, the Latino-Review’s source add that the Sinister Six will be formed by the end of the first film.
It seems that Spidey is finally getting a great movie. The second Spider-Man movie was great, but that was back in 2004. A fresh take on the character is what we want, with new situations and more stuff to look forward.