SPIDER-MAN: John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein Confirmed to Write Script

     July 27, 2015


A couple weeks ago, we reported that John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein were in talks to write Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot. The duo have now confirmed to NPR that they have the gig:

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.


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They also confirmed that they’ll be playing into Peter Parker’s sense of humor:

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.

One of the few things The Amazing Spider-Man 2 got right about the character was his quipping, but The Amazing Spider-Man also showed that it’s a balancing act. If there are too many jokes, Spider-Man comes off like a bully rather than a wisecracking hero. It can also be irritating when the jokes don’t land, so it makes sense why Marvel chose to go with a couple of comedy writers.

Now the question is whether or not director Jon Watts and actor Tom Holland can carry that humor and bring this latest iteration of the wall-crawler to life.

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