Ever since the announcement that Sony and Disney/Marvel will be working together to create a new incarnation of Spider-Man – one that will bring him into the already established Marvel Cinematic Universe – people have been pretty excited. There have been casting announcements, a director has been chosen and now we’re one step closer with the addition of a pair of screenwriters. So who will be in charge of regurgitating Peter Parker and his rogue’s gallery for the third time in the last 15 years? Two people, in fact, have been chosen – John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein.
For those of you who don’t know who these guys are, they’re the folks that recently penned the script for the Vacation reboot. They also worked on Horrible Bosses, Horrible Bosses 2 and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Not exactly what one might consider an air-tight resume as far as super-hero flicks are concerned, but at least we know they have the humor factor down.
The big question is – Will this sense of humor translate well to a Spider-Man movie? One of the bigger complaints about the past films has been that Peter Parker never quite had that trademark sense of snark that made him so fun in the comic books and in the various animated series. So perhaps hiring a comedy team is what the franchise needs? It’s also possible that we’re going to end up with a giant pile of mess that doesn’t sit well with the more serious Spider-Man fanboys.
Me, I’ll take a wait-and-see attitude with this one, though my trust in getting a Spider-Man movie that I’d like to see is severely strained at this point in time. Hopefully the coming of some stills and set pics will alleviate my skepticism.
What say the Nerd Readers? Is this the team you’re looking for? Feeling let down or do you have faith that somehow the folks at Disney and Sony will make this work?