‘Spider-Man’ movie lands screenwriters from the ‘Vacation’ reboot; John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

Spider-Man #2.

The new Spider-Boy flick is close to landing its scribes. The two dudes behind the upcoming Vacation reboot are being tapped to pen the script, and I have no idea if this is a good thing. Are you folks familiar with John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein?


A couple of screenwriters have just landed in Spidey’s web. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in talks to write the upcoming Spider-Man reboot, which Jon Watts (Cop Car) will direct. Tom Holland plays the latest incarnation of the friendly neighborhood superhero.

Get all the details on the Spider-Man screenwriters after the jump.

Deadline broke the news. Daley and Goldstein were previously on the short list of potential directors for Spider-Man. Watts won that battle, but now the duo get to be involved in another capacity.

Daley and Goldstein’s first feature screenplay together was 2011’s Horrible Bosses, and they’ve since reunited for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, and Horrible Bosses 2. Currently they’re working on the Vacation reboot / sequel, which also serves as their directorial debut.

Details on the new Spider-Man film are being kept under wraps, but it’s been described by Kevin Feige as a “John Hughes” movie, in the same way that Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a conspiracy thriller and Ant-Man is a heist flick.