After months of vacillating and perhaps also seeing the box office returns on the Black Panther movie, Sony big wigs have signed Spike Lee to direct their upcoming film “Nightwatch.” The Spider-Man spin-off film, “Nightwatch,” will focus on Doctor Kevin Trench, who was first introduced in “Web of Spider-Man” #97. Trench started his vigilante adventure after stumbling across a dead man wearing a suit. When he took off the costume and unmasked the corpse, he learned that it was actually an older version of himself.
The script for “Nightwatch” is reportedly written by “Luke Cage” showrunner Cheo Hodari Choker. Sony Executive Vice President Palak Patel is supervising the film’s development. The plot details and casting info are not available yet.
In the comics, Nightwatch is African-American superhero Kevin Trench who, one day, finds an older version of himself dead in an alley, and steals the technology-enhanced costume from, well, himself, and becomes the hero.