‘Cabin In The Woods’ director Drew Goddard lined up to shoot ‘Spider-Man’ reboot

Goddard also wrote 'Cloverfield' and co-wrote 'World War Z'

The Cabin In The Woods director Drew Goddard is reportedly being lined up to shoot Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man reboot.

According to Deadline, Sony and Marvel bosses have scheduled a meeting with Goddard with a view to hiring him to write and direct the next Spider-Man film, which is due in 2017. Though it is early days, there is said to be “optimism” that this meeting could lead to a deal.

Goddard made his directorial debut with 2012’s acclaimed horror comedy The Cabin In The Woods, which remains his sole effort behind the camera to date. He also wrote 2008’s Cloverfield and co-wrote 2013’s World War Z.

Following a landmark deal made last month (February), Spider-Man’s next big screen appearance will be in an upcoming Marvel film. Which one has yet to be announced, but Spider-Man can now potentially appear on screen alongside much-loved superheroes like Iron Man, Thor and Captain America.

The webslinger will then star in the next instalment in Sony’s Spider-Man series, which is set for release on July 28, 2017. For the first time, Marvel’s president Kevin Feige will server as a producer on one of Sony’s Spider-Man films, working alongside Sony’s Amy Pascal, a veteran of the studio’s Spider-Man movies.

The Amazing Spider-Man star Garfield has yet to step down officially, but it is widely presumed that the franchise cast a new star for its next instalment, which is set for release on July 28, 2017. Recent rumours suggest Sony and Marvel are looking for an actor “much younger” than 31-year-old Garfield.