Confirmed: ‘Spider-Man’ reboot being written by ‘Vacation’ Co-Directors


Pending rumor is confirmed, transmuting pending rumor into bonafide fact. Now will the Vacation co-directors do the script justice? I have no idea. The aforementioned movie looks funny enough to me, though. So I’m optimistic.


John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein have confirmed that they are also co-writing a Spider-Man film for Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures.

“We can finally acknowledge that [we are writing ‘Spider-Man,'” Daly told NPR in an interview about the pair’s upcoming comedy, “Vacation.” “This is the first time that we can say that we are writing it.”

“We’ve been saying no comment for the last week,” Goldstein added.

“He’s a sharp kid and witty and kind of deals with the fact that he’s an outcast and a geek through humor,” Daley told NPR of the character. “It is sort of the safety net for geeks like us, so I think we can totally relate to where he’s coming from. As well as the superpowers, which we also have.”

Reports that the duo were in talks to take on the web-slinger’s latest big screen solo adventurefirst surfaced earlier this month.

Since as far back as May, Daley and Goldstein were reported to be on the shortlist of potential “Spider-Man” directors. “Vacation” marks their directorial debut, but the two have a history of screenwriting collaborations, including recent comedies “Horrible Bosses 2” and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.”