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Deadline has a report that Marvel and Sony have narrowed down their search for a director for the solo Spider-Man film. They now have six candidates on their short list.


Jonathan Levine (50/50, Warm Bodies)
Ted Melfi (St. Vincent)
Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect)
John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein (Vacation reboot)
Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite)

However, as Deadline also reports, this is not all-inclusive, so there could be a few other names on the list of directors Marvel/Sony are looking at.

Even more interesting about the report is the news of how exactly the Spider-Man story will be told. According to the report, Spider-Man will have a story told through “three to four movies, each covering a year of high school for Peter Parker, who’ll already have been bitten by the radioactive spider” so they don’t have to tell that story “all over again.”

Along with that, “The tone they are searching for in the coming of age tale is John Hughes humor and emotion, plus all the superhero stuff.”

Finally, the report suggests that the final decision, belonging to Sony Head Tom Rothman, could be made as early as next week.

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