The upcoming Spider-Man reboot has nabbed “Vacation” writer-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to develop the script.
Now, this announcement is interesting because this film could be one of two things—surprisingly good or a disaster in the making. With the unlikely casting choices and the direction the franchise is heading in, it could possibly work. However, I have a feeling that this could take a turn for the worst.
To start, Marissa Tomei is cast as Aunt May—to the disappointment of many fans. Aunt May is known to the masses as an elderly woman. The fact that Tomei—who is 52—will play this character is upsetting because of her young age and rather youthful appearance. Additionally, this isn’t true to the comic.
Secondly, Sony and Marvel Studios want the film to have a John Hughes tone. As much as I love John Hughes films and the 80’s, I don’t know how I feel about this vibe blending with the franchise. I guess we will have to see what the writers come up with. Although Daley and Goldstein are mostly known for their writing for comedic films like Horrible Bosses, they may still be able to whip up a good script.
Personally, I believe Marvel should wait a few years before releasing a new Spider-Man. However, Sony and Marvel are rushing to undo the mistakes they made on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Despite this, it only makes me miss the Tobey MacGuire version more.
Could this new Spider-Man film save the franchise? Or, could it ruin it? Regardless, Sony and Marvel have a lot of work to do in an effort to make this reboot right.
The upcoming Spider-Man film will be released July 28, 2017.