Hero Blend #62: Who Should Direct Marvel's Spider-Man Movie?

Marvel Studios is still reportedly hunting for the actor that they want to play the new version of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but that’s far from the only major decision they will soon have to make about the wall-crawler’s future. While the next solo film for the character is still more than two years away, the studio understands the importance of locking in a director to creatively guide the project, and the hunt is on to find the right filmmaker for the gig. They still haven’t found their ultimate choice, but this week we got an interesting look into the options that they are considering.

A shortlist of filmmakers being considered for the Spider-Man directing gig found its way online this week, and it’s an interesting group of directors to say the least. This list includes Jon Watts, the director of the acclaimed 2015 Sundance hit Cop Car; John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, the helmers of the upcoming Vacation reboot; Ted Melfi of St. Vincent fame; and Jonathan Levine, best known as the man behind 50/50 and Warm Bodies. Each of these choices would be interesting for their own reasons, and in this week’s episode we dissect the positives and negatives of each one.

Joining me for this lively discussion is Cinema Blend’s own resident Spider-Man superfan Sean O’Connell, who brings some interesting insight about these possible choices and what they could bring to the table. Enjoy Hero Blend #62!

Eric Eisenberg
Assistant Managing Editor

NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.