Drew Goddard has many ties to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’s a frequent collaborator of Joss Whedon’s and helped develop Marvel’s Netflix series Daredevil before dropping out of it to write and direct Sinister Six for Sony Pictures before the film was cancelled after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 received poor critical and financial results. While attending The Martian premiere, Goddard was asked by Cinemablend why Sinister Six and directing the Spider-Man reboot never panned out.
When Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures arranged their deal for Spider-Man to play with The Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many thought Goddard would likely write and/or direct the upcoming reboot because of his ties to both studios. Needless to say that wasn’t the case as Jon Watts (Cop Car) and the writing team of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Vacation, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2) have been selected to oversee the movie. Based on his comments, it does sound like Goddard was approached about the film and his experience with the Sinister Six film may have made him a bit apprehensive about tackling it.
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