Our buddy El Mayimbe recently posted a rumor recently on his Instagram account naming the new Spider-Man reboot from Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures. The supposed title for the new reboot is called “Spider-Man: The New Avenger”, which would reference the web-slinger as the new addition to the Avengers team. Not much is known about the new Spider-Man film, other than the fact that the reboot would feature a teenage Peter Parker beginning in high-school. Marvel is testing a group of five young actors whose ages range from fifteen to twenty years old. The actors being considered are Nat Wolff (“Paper Towns”), Asa Butterfield (“Hugo”), Tom Holland (“In the Heart of the Sea”), Timothee Chalamet (“Men, Women & Children”), and Liam James (“The Way Way Back”).
Writer/director Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods”) is the frontrunner to direct the Spider-Man reboot. Sony’s initial plan was for Goddard to write and direct the Spider-Man spin-off, Sinister Six, which would have focused on Spider-Man’s villains teaming up to face off against the the wall-crawler. The sinister six were referenced at the end credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which revealed the villains weaponry that included Green Goblin’s glider, The Rhino’s horns, Kraven the Hunter’s spear, Mysterio’s Mask, Vulture’s wing blades, and Doctor Octopus’ mechanical tentacles.
Development for the Sinister Six film were scrapped along with a team-up film featuring female characters of the Spider-Man universe. Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures negotiated a deal for Marvel to co-produce the new Spider-Man reboot. The new film is due in theaters July 27th, 2017.