Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man’ director search narrowed down to Ted Melfi and Jonathan Levine

Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Why was I still laboring under the delusion that Drew Goddard was running the Spider-Man project? Is he writing it or something? Or is it just wishful thinking, post-Daredevil? Anyways. Marvel’s search is down to these two dudes.


Deadline has learned that Marvel has narrowed its search for a director for their first “Spider-Man” solo film to directors Ted Melfi (“St. Vincent”) and Jonathan Levine (“Warm Bodies”). Additionally, the report mentions that Asa Butterfield and Tom Holland are the current frontrunners for the lead role of Peter Parker. The report also mentions that “Horrible Bosses” screenwriters and directors of the upcoming “Vacation” update John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are still in contention for the job.

Deadline’s write-up indicates that Marvel is looking for a director to not only handle 2017’s “Spider-Man,” but also that film’s sequels which will “take the protagonist through high school.”