TheDailyBeast has picked-up on the biggest news concerning Sony's Spider-Man reboot. A list of directors and writers that could help pump new blood into the failing franchise. The email from November between Amy Pascal and producer Jeff Robinov (Her, Don Jon, The Master) suggests the reboot rehashing the origin (something we don't want a third time). Including a wish-list of directors who feels he could reboot the franchise with. Robinov isn't the only producer making a pitch to Sony, we know The Russo Brothers have also made an offer.
Below is the crazy awesome list of director hopefuls Robinov was considering.
Brad Bird, Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee (Frozen), Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), Glenn Ficarra & John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love), James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), Don Hall & Chris Williams (Big Hero 6), Phil Lord & Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie), Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki), Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World), Edgar Wright, and David Yates, of Harry Potter franchise fame.
I think Edgar Wright might be done with Marvel properties for while and Brad Bird is wishful thinking. However, we do have confirmation Wright is a fan, as seen above rocking a Spidey halloween costume.
James Gunn is an interesting one, mainly because Spider-Man villain Venom has connections to both Guardians of The Galaxy and Thunderbolts. The latter team could get a film if Gunn got his way, as he's been mulling-over a potential feature adaptation. It's unknown if will be ever happen, but it's to think what Gunn could do with the Spider-Verse and connecting it to the MCU. It's just unlikely since he's way too busy with getting a Guardians sequel ready for May 2017.
I'm sort of rooting for Phil Lord and Chris Miller here, since they've proved the can handle all types of comedy and action with Lego Movie, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and Jump Street. Sony has been trying to get the pair to run their animation division, along with making an animated Spidey film. Having excellent relationship with Sony could help them greatly moving forward. If Marvel does or doesn't help with the new films, I think they could collaborate greatly with those producers. The directors get characters, diversity, gender-equality, action sequences and comedy. If you ask me the perfect type of creatives to handle a reboot like this.
Will Lord/Miller get the bump from Sony to make the live-action reboot?
Jeff Robinov's new origin pitch would have a direct connection to Kraven The Hunter, a fan-favorite villain who has never made it into the films. Kraven is expected for the lineup for Drew Goddard's Sinister Six lineup. He's also suggesting that Spider-Man become an adult, is this where Ryan Gosling fits in?
I might suggest looking at what is widely thought to be the most beloved Spider-Man storyline of all time – “Kraven’s Last Hunt” – which ran across Amazing Spider-Man #293-294, Spectacular Spider-Man #131-132, and Web of Spider-Man #31-32. (In fact, Comic Book Resources polled their readers in 2012, and this storyline was voted as the single greatest Spider-Man storyline of all time.)
In it, Kraven the Hunter tracks down Spider-Man, shoots him repeatedly, and leaves him for dead, buried underground. He then dons a Spider-Man costume and savagely starts attacking criminals.