Remember that idea about Drew Goddard directing the Marvel Spider-Man film?Yeah so do we, in fact we even reported that a while back and hype levels were high all around. Drew Goddard is a talent that only just now people are starting to notice. He wrote the upcoming film The Martian, he wrote and directed Cabin in the Woods and has a TV resume that most would die for. Then we waited for the official confirmation of him getting the director’s chair, and waited and waited. Eventually Drew’s name wasn’t even getting mentioned in the short list of directors for the upcoming film and that job eventually went to Jon Watts. So what happened? Cinemablend sat down with the writer and asked him just that.
I mean, I think that’s more a question for them, but here’s the good news. I’ve worked with Marvel a lot. The way that Marvel sort of works is they say, ‘Hey, do you have an idea for… Here’s the movies we’re thinking about making…’ They sort of tell the world what they’re thinking of making, and they sort of put out there, if you have an idea for any of these, come talk to us.
And I think, with Spider-Man, I didn’t really have an idea. Part of that might have just been because I had just written one. I spent a year working on Sinister Six, and I think I was like in a head space where I just didn’t… you know, it’s very hard to say, ‘Ok, now write a new movie.’ So, it never got that far. We never, it never got taken that far. They know how much respect I have for them. They’ve been very nice to me over the years, and I know sooner or later, we’re going to find the right project. It’s all about timing.
While it’s a bummer to hear, it would have been a strain for the guy who just spent a whole year of his life writing and working on a movie that ended up getting tossed, and to have him just start all over again. It’s not like he could have used much from the Sinister Six script either as those movies could not be more different.
Fear not, however as Goddard is still working on the Daredevil Netflix show and he still has a soft spot for the web-slinger and maybe if we’re all lucky, we’ll get to see him attached to the character in the future.
There’s stuff in all five of the Spider-man films that I adore. It’s just fun to see filmmakers… The thing is, that character. He’s such a transcendent character and it’s really fun to see everyone take their crack at him, you know?
Here’s hoping he gets a shot at directing a Marvel film sooner rather than later.