Cheo Hodari Coker Set to Scribe Spike Lee's Spidey Spinoff 'Nightwatch'

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Cheo Hodari Coker Set to Scribe Spike Lee's Spidey Spinoff 'Nightwatch'

Will a Nightwatch movie work, and is a Spike Lee superhero movie something you're looking forward to?

"(Spike Lee) is circling to direct a movie for Sony based on the Marvel character Nightwatch, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. More on the Nightwatch movie below.

Stay tuned to That Hashtag Show for more news on Nightwatch and Sony's other Spidey-related projects as they develop!

Last summer, it was reported that Columbia Pictures, under Sony Pictures Entertainment, was interested in recruiting Lee. These films are in addition to the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel Sony's now working on with Marvel, but - if the studio's to be believed - would take place somewhat outside the already-established MCU. Patel is also overseeing Tom Hardy's "Venom", due out on October 5; "Silver & Black", set for February 8, 2019; and "Spider-Man: Homecoming 2", slated for July 5, 2019.

Cheo Hodari Coker Set to Scribe Spike Lee's Spidey Spinoff 'Nightwatch'

At this point, our source was unable to share any details about the plot of the film, but the character certainly fits well into the shared universe of Spider-Man characters that Sony is developing.

Introduced in 1993 in Web of Spider-Man #97 (hence the Sony connection), Nightwatch is a man named Dr. Kevin Trench who one day witnesses a fight between a group of terrorists and a costumed figure. Guilt-stricken, Trench exiled himself and the apparently indestructible battle-suit to a remote island. Spawn is also getting a film adaptation, due out in 2019. If Lee does decide to direct Nightwatch, he'll be working with a script by Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker. The film stars John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, and Corey Hawkins.

Superhero films are the norm now, and while I have a tendency to feel a bit burned-out on them, the prospect of Spike Lee using his considerable talents within the genre is too good to pass up.

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