After making two extremely profitable Spider-Man motion pictures in collaboration with Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, together with the primary ever billion dollar-grossing Spider-Man: Far From Home, director Jon Watts has turn out to be a scorching commodity in Hollywood. And with the cut up between the 2 corporations, rumors cropped up that they have been each jockeying to maintain Watts concerned with the long run, battling over the director’s future. Now it appears to be like like his subsequent venture has been determined, and it will not be with both Marvel or Sony, nor will it contain Spider-Man. Instead, he’s teaming up with Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow for a brand new FX Network sequence.
A brand new report from Collider signifies that Watts has signed on to direct The Old Man, a brand new sequence primarily based on the spy novel of the identical identify by author Thomas Percy.
The sequence will comply with a personality named Dan Chase, performed by Bridges, who deserted the CIA years prior and has since been dwelling a lifetime of anonymity away from the spy sport. But when an murderer locates and makes an attempt to kill him, he realizes he should face his previous in an effort to transfer ahead.
Lithgow’s character will likely be Harold Harper, somebody with a historical past with Dan Chase and has been known as again to the FBI to cease him.
While the venture is certainly intriguing and retains Watts within the Disney household as he strikes to FX, some followers may be disillusioned to be taught that he is not going to be specializing in a brand new Spider-Man film instantly, nor will he be signing on for a distinct Marvel Studios venture. But this might go away time for the 2 sides to ultimately come collectively once more, permitting Watts to finish his Spider-Man trilogy within the MCU as many followers wish to see.
Despite the lack of Spider-Man, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige stays happy with the work they did on the franchise in such a short while.
“I’m feeling about Spider-Man gratitude and joy,” Feige defined to Entertainment Weekly. “We bought to make 5 movies inside the MCU with Spider-Man: two standalone movies and three with the Avengers. It was a dream that I by no means thought would occur. It was by no means meant to final ceaselessly. We knew there was a finite period of time that we’d have the ability to do that, and we instructed the story we needed to inform, and I’ll all the time be glad about that.”
The pilot for The Old Man is anticipated to start manufacturing this Fall.