Spider Man reboot gets Horrible Bosses writers

The MCU’s new Spider Man movie looks like it’s heading down the comedy route

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John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein will write the Spider-Man reboot

Having already cast Tom Holland as Peter Parker and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, as well as bringing abroad Jon Watts as director, the MCU’s new Spider-Man reboot looks like it’s taking shape, with Deadline announcing that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein will form the writing team.

The two’s career trajectories have been pretty varied up to this point. Before teaming up with Goldstein to work on the likes of Horrible Bosses, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 and Vacation, Daley had traditionally been more involved in the acting side of the industry. Cult TV fans may recognise him as Sam Weir in Judd Apatow’s Freaks And Geeks, or alternatively as the put-upon Mitch in the underrated Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris-starring Waiting.

More than anything, it points a pretty hefty finger at the direction this take on the wall-crawler looks to be heading. Considering the two’s output, perhaps Marvel/Sony are looking for a more comedic approach, in line with the likes of Ant-Man and Guardians Of The Galaxy. Judging by how those two turned out, if this is the case then we’re definitely on board.

The release date for the new Spider-Man reboot is yet to be announced. For more about the comics that inspired the film, pick up the 100 All-Time Greatest Comics: Revised Edition bookazine now.