Our few hopes for a Freaks and Geeks revival may finally have been crushed. Executive producer Judd Apatow shares that even if the star-studded cast could be coerced to return, creator Paul Feig will likely never take us back to William McKinley High.
Listen, “From (two of) the writers of Spider-Man: Homecoming…” definitely sounds more attractive than “From the directors of the Vacation reboot,” but you’ll have to just split the difference with John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein — and hey, they have a 50-50 (or 25-75?) shot of making a great Flashpoint movie for DC Films…which is a long-winded way of reporting that Daley and Goldstein are in talks to helm Ezra Miller’s big solo project for Warner Bros.
Recently, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has been talking up the Spider-Man reboot, comparing the intended tone to something along the lines of John Hughes’ teen movies in the ‘80s. Have Marvel and Sony found the right writers to deliver that promise? The studios are eyeing the writers of another upcoming reboot to help reshape the web-slinger’s franchise.
Last we heard, Asa Butterfield is Sony and Marvel’s top pick to become the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man. While we await the final casting decision (Tom Holland is also reportedly in the mix), a new report has revealed the list of names being seriously considered for the director’s chair on Spidey’s new solo film. And only one of those names seems like a vaguely good idea. Just one.