For several weeks during promotional rounds ahead of the release of “Vacation” last week, the film’s writer-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein could not comment on their rumored involvement in the upcoming Marvel-approved reboot of the “Spider-Man” franchise.
Daley and Goldstein lost out on directing the film to Jon Watts (“Cop Car”) a while back, but the other week came a report that the pair were in talks to pen the script. In a new interview with NPR over the weekend, it looks like the deal is done with Daley saying: “We can finally acknowledge that… This is the first time that we can say that we are writing it.”
Daley also spoke a bit more about the kind of tone we can expect to see in the coming reboot which sounds like it’ll be more humorous than previous entries:
He’s a sharp kid and witty and kind of deals with the fact that he’s an outcast and a geek through humor. 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.
Tom Holland takes on the role which will first appear in next year’s “Captain America: Civil War” ahead of the first “Spider-Man” standalone on July 28th 2017.