Following years of begging from comic book movie fans around the world, Sony finally gave in and allowed Marvel to use Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the character set to debut in Captain America: Civil War, before then going on to get yet another reboot movie made. A few weeks back, we discovered that young British actor Tom Holland had been cast as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man, and now the writers for the reboot have been confirmed.
Despite no official word from the studio, it looks like we are going to see the Horrible Bosses writers Jonathan M Goldstein and John Francis Daley penning the screenplay for the Spider-Man reboot, with the two talking about their aim for the new film. The talented duo have insisted that they are going to try to focus on the witty side of Peter Parker, as it is something that they can actually relate to.
They explained, "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. When he puts that mask on in the comics, he has a non-stop wit that is almost as troublesome to the bad guys he is fighting as his webs and agility. And we feel we really haven't seen that in the movies. That's just the tip of the iceberg."
As well as starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man, the new movie will also see Marisa Tomei in the role of Aunt May, with Jon Watts set to direct the project. The Spider-Man reboot is aiming for a July 28, 2017 release date.