CBMB: Jon Watts to Direct Upcoming Spider-Man Film
By Muuka Muyumba
Cop Car director Jon Watts has been chosen by Spider-Man producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal to head up, and likely write, a new film starring newly-named star Tom Holland.
Watts has incredible experience in humor and horror having worked as a director for the Onion News Network, as well as learning at the knee of horror maven Eli Roth on Clown. He has garnered incredible buzz with his film Cop Car which stars Kevin Bacon as a murderous police officer chasing two young boys who have stolen an important vehicle from him.
Feige commented, “As with James Gunn, Joss Whedon, and the Russo brothers, we love finding new and exciting voices to bring these characters to life. We spent a lot of time with Jon and find his take and work inspiring.”
Marvel’s Spider-Man film hits theaters on July 28, 2017.