With a star and director in place, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures now look to have its screenwriters for the 2017 "Spider-Man" reboot. Deadline reported Thursday that John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, who wrote and directed the upcoming new "Vacation" film, are "being set right now" to write the upcoming Spidey film, which will star Tom Holland in the title role, with Jon Watts on board as director. No official announcement on the writing team has yet been made.
Back in 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."
The currently untitled new "Spider-Man" film is scheduled for release on July 28, 2017, with Holland expected to make his debut appearance in the role a year earlier, in May 2016's "Captain America: Civil War" from Marvel Studios.