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Our Top 5 Alternative Titles for Spider-Man Homecoming

Sure Homecoming is a good title for the new film, but let’s keep brainstorming. We delve into the world of Spider-Man comic book series and graphic novels to find our top alternatives to Homecoming. Read more after the jump. Continue reading Our Top 5 Alternative Titles for Spider-Man Homecoming

“Spider-Man” Gets a Short-list of Directors

The pieces are all coming together for the latest live action incarnation of Spider-Man. We’ve already got a good idea for further which actors are winning the race to nab the part (currently Asa Butterworth and Tom Holland are leading the charge), but we still need a director to resurrect an incredibly profitable but otherwise dwindling cinematic hero. Actors are arguably more important to nail down early since Spidey’s first appearance will be in Captain America: Civil War to give his two cents on superhero registration. But once that’s out of the way Spiderman will have to make it on his own with a solo project in 2017. So who’s going to mount that deadly zip wire? And don’t you dare make a joke about Josh Trank losing the Star Wars spin off gig, because I’ve already been told I can’t.

Screen Rant is reporting that a list of frontrunner has been revealed for the director gig for the Sony/Marvel joint venture. It’s a good blend of characters, ranging from solid mainstream to quietly filming indie in the corner to indie-turned-mainstream. If you’re on the list and you’re reading this I’m not going to tell you which one applies to you. Anyway here’s the list hot off the presses:

Jonathan Levine (50/50, Warm Bodies)

Theodore “Ted” Melfi (St. Vincent, Roshambo)

Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect)

John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein (Audio Tour, Vacation)

Jared Hess (Napoleon DynamiteDon Verdean)

A lot of strong contenders there. Not a huge amount of superhero experience in the mix but that’s hardly a surprise at this point – the rule is you either go with the Russo Brothers or you try something new. The main trait that connects them is that they’ve all at home with comedy and have made their names with some uniquely funny movies. This makes sense since Deadline’s described Amy Pascal (ex-Sony boss) and Kevin Feig‘s (Marvel Studios boss) hopes for the film are a “coming of age tale” with “John Hughes humor and emotion, plus all the superhero stuff.”

So odds are the choice for director won’t so much come down to experience or story ideas, as much as it will be down to the compatability of the director’s brand of vision with the studios’ final vision decision.

Captain America: Civil War will hit theatres on May 6 2016, and Spider-Man will open on July 28, 2017.

Who would you like to see take the Spider-helm?