Marvel is currently hard at work promoting Ant-Man while also filming Captain America: Civil War. Both of these movies are highly anticipated and getting daily buzz from the amount of news being released, both officially and rumored. It’s also worth noting that both of these movies are rumored to have connections to the Spider-Man universe as we will get easter eggs in Ant-Man before seeing Peter Parker make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in next year’s Captain America Civil War.
Actors have recently tested for the coveted role of Peter Parker, but the movie is still without an official title and director. Last month Deadline reported a short list of directors up for the job, but today they have shortened the list.
According to their sources, Ted Melfi and Jonathan Levine are the top two contenders to direct the untitled Spider-Man reboot. Melfi is best known for St. Vincent. Levine seems to be the favorite of the group among fans after directing films like Warm Bodies and 50/50.
They also state that the duo of Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein are still in contention and that Jon Watts, a newcomer to the director’s chair, has also emerged as a candidate. Based on their previous report it looks like Jason Moore and Jared Hess have seemingly fallen out of contention for the role.
The untitled Spider-Man reboot is set to hit theaters July 28, 2017.