Last month we got a shortlist of directors that Marvel and Sony were looking at for their Spider-Man reboot, and now Deadline reports that they’ve narrowed the list down to two favorites.
After a long vetting process, Sony Pictures and Marvel are zeroed in on the favorites, St Vincent helmer Ted Melfi and Warm Bodies’ Jonathan Levine. Still in contention are John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein, the director-writers of the updated version of John Hughes’ Vacation.
Deadline also notes that a new contender has emerged as well. Jon Watts, a top commercials director who made his feature debut with Cop Car, a Kevin Bacon-starrer that debuted at Sundance.
This past weekend six young actors auditioned for the role of Spider-Man in Atlanta, where Captain America: Civil War is currently filming. It shouldn’t be long now before Marvel and Sony have their new Spider-Man and a director. Stay tuned to Spider-Man News for all the latest!