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Spider-Man: Far From House Director Jon Watts to Helm Methuselah

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Spider-Man: Far From House director Jon Watts has come aboard Warner Bros.’ Methuselah, which Michael B. Jordan hooked up himself to as producer and star a month in the past. Collectively, Watts and rising-producer Jordan have an eye fixed to show this story right into a franchise for the studio, in line with Deadline.

When you opened this considering “Methuse-whatzit?”, that may sound like a tall job. However the undertaking has reportedly been a precedence for Warner Bros. for fairly a while, with Tom Cruise‘s title within the combine for the title function at one level. The film would concentrate on the Biblical determine who managed to remain alive for greater than 400 years; Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins took on the function for Darren Aronofsky‘s 2014 epic Noah. This WB undertaking would re-tool the character with a form of Highlanderlike bent, honing in on the concept that Methuselah has acquired a complete host of ass-kickin’ and mystery-solvin’ expertise throughout his many adventures by way of time.

Watts introduced Peter Parker again into the Marvel fold in 2017 with Spider-Man: Homecoming starring Tom Holland as Spidey. The globe-trotting sequel, Spider-Man: Far From House, is due in theaters after Avengers: Endgame on July 5.

For his half, Jordan has been as busy currently behind the digital camera together with his Outlier Society banner—which signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros. in January—as he has been in entrance of it. The actor served as executive-producer on Rooster Tooth’s anime sequence gen: LOCK and is at the moment creating a Detroit-set monster film with Kong: Cranium Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. On-screen, Jordan not too long ago signed on to star in A Journal for Jordan directed by Denzel Washington, in addition to a reunion with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler for Fallacious Reply, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

The report notes that Watts and Jordan will quickly begin a seek for a brand new author on Methuselah. The most recent draft of the movie was by Beirut author Tony Gilroy.


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