Drew Goddard reveals why he won't be directing Marvel's 'Spider-Man'

Drew Goddard’s decision to write and direct Sony’s Sinister Six movie was an understandable one, but he’s no doubt regretting it now that Sony has indefinitely shelved it thanks to their deal with Marvel Studios to have Spider-Man join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In order to work on the villain led movie, Goddard decided not to serve as Daredevil‘s showrunner (a series which has been hailed as one of the all-time great comic book adaptations) and handed over directing duties on The Martian to Sir Ridley Scott (that too is generating a lot of overwhelmingly positive buzz). There were rumours that the filmmaker would end up helming Marvel’s Spider-Man, but that obviously hasn’t come to pass. Why not?

“I mean, I think that’s more a question for them, but here’s the good news. I’ve worked with Marvel a lot. The way that Marvel sort of works is they say, ‘Hey, do you have an idea for… Here’s the movies we’re thinking about making…’ They sort of tell the world what they’re thinking of making, and they sort of put out there, if you have an idea for any of these, come talk to us.

And I think, with Spider-Man, I didn’t really have an idea. Part of that might have just been because I had just written one. I spent a year working on Sinister Six, and I think I was like in a head space where I just didn’t… you know, it’s very hard to say, ‘Ok, now write a new movie.’ So, it never got that far. We never, it never got taken that far. They know how much respect I have for them. They’ve been very nice to me over the years, and I know sooner or later, we’re going to find the right project. It’s all about timing.”

In all honesty, it doesn’t sound as if Goddard was ever really being seriously considered by Marvel to take the helm of 2017’s Spider-Man. That could have something to do with reports that Marvel were angry about him abandoning Daredevil, so chances are that Goddard will neither get the chance to work with them or on Sinister Six again…

SOURCE: Cinema Blend