The duo who brought you Horrible Bosses and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone will write the new Spider-Man reboot.
It was a few weeks ago that John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein were rumored to be in talks with Marvel Studios to write the screenplay for their Spider-Man movie directed by Cop Car and Clown‘s Jon Watts. Now they confirmed to NPR that they got the gig, they’re officially writing the untitled reboot set to be released in July 28, 2017.
Latino-Review reported months ago that Drew Goddard was in talk to write and direct the movie, called The Spectacular Spider-Man. That turned out to be nothing more than a rumor. Goddard writing and directing a movie about Spidey going against Iron Man, trying to join the Avengers with the Sinister Six fully formed at the end of the film. I liked the idea.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein wrote Horrible Bosses and that was a funny movie and it was a lot better than many audiences expected. Other films like Horrible Bosses 2 or The Incredible Burn Wonderstone fell flat. The new Vacation set to hit theaters this year looks fun and seems like an improvement over previous work. In their interview with NPR, they said:
JOHN FRANCIS DALEY: We can finally acknowledge that.
JONATHAN M. GOLDSTEIN: We’ve been saying no comment for the last week.
DALEY: This is the first time that we can say that we are writing it.
GOLDSTEIN: We’re thrilled.
Also, the duo confirmed they will play with Peter Parker’s sense of humor from the comic books.
DALEY: He’s a sharp kid and witty and kind of deals with the fact that he’s an outcast and a geek through humor. It is sort of the safety net for geeks like us, so I think we can totally relate to where he’s coming from. As well as the superpowers, which we also have.
Let’s not forget the fact that these writers have done works on mostly R-rated comedies. Sex jokes are funny a lot of times, that their bread and butter judging from the Vacation trailer, but those kind of jokes are off now that they have to work on a screenplay that has to fit into the PG-13 rating. Can they do it? Sure! I just haven’t seen anything for me that screams they can work on a movie like this. But they have my trust because Kevin Feige trust them.
Spider-Man also is about balance. This character can go from a wisecracker to a bully if he is not well written, like in the first act of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. If someone as Feige believes they can write a script for this, we should trust them. Spidey can’t get another bad movie, they know what they’re doing.