Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are actively auditioning potential directors to helm the 2017 reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise. The list reportedly includes Jonathan Levine (50/50, Warm Bodies), Ted Melfi (St. Vincent), Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect), Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and the duo of John Francis Daley and Jonathan M.Goldenstein, who are writing and directing the upcoming Vacation revival. Deadline says a decision could be made as early as next week.
According to Deadline, Marvel and Sony's plans for Spider-Man involve a three- or four-movie arc that each document a year of high school for Peter Parker. And following upon Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige's previous comments that Spider-Man's origin won't be re-told as in the two previous itteraction, it'll begin after Parker has his powers.
The reported tone for the Marvel Spider-Man film franchise is John Hughes-style "humor and emotion," with superheroic elements added in, which wouldn't be too much of a surprise given Marvel likes to invoke/emulate various movies eras and styles to differentiate their franchises.