Ever since the rights to Spider-Man have been offered up for the Disney/Marvel super-hero powerhouse to use as they see fit, the rumors have been flying about what they’ll do first. Most recently, there have been whispers that Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) might be involved in the newest Spider-Man reboot in both a directing and writing capacity. Now it looks like Marvel veterans Anthony and Joe Russo might also be getting a piece of the Spider-Man pie. Read on for all the details.
It’s been confirmed that the Russo brothers (who also happen to be in the directors’ seats for Captain America: The Winter Soldier) have just signed a three-year contract with Sony Pictures Entertainment. In a typically generic PR statement, the Russo’s had this to say about their future involvement with Sony:
“We’re thrilled to make a home at Sony Pictures, and to be partnering with the entire team. The studio has created an environment that is not only collaborative, but truly filmmaker-friendly and we’re excited to begin developing both new and ambitious material with them.”
And while there are no details yet as to what projects they’ll be working on during those three years, it’s a safe bet to say they’ll be trying their best to repair the damage done to the Spider-Man franchise.
It’s also been heavily rumored that Spider-Man’s first arrival into the Disney/Marvel market will be in the brothers’ Captain America flick, so it would make sense that they stay involved in the development of one of the industry’s most famous of faces. Only time will tell, however. There are a lot of twists and turns in this deal and the decisions will ultimately come down to money and how much of it each studio thinks they can make if they keep the Russos in the driver’s seat.
Goddard? The Russos? Who shall attempt to breathe life back into Spider-Man? Who would the Nerd Readers prefer take the helm here? Or were you happy with what Sony had put together with the last two flicks?
Source: The Wrap