What is Jon Watts net worth and salary?
Jon Watts is an American filmmaker who has a net worth of $12 million. Jon Watts is known for directing several Spider-Man films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He also worked on the television series “Onion News Network”. Jon’s film “Spider-Man: No Way Home” grossed $1.9 billion at the box office, making it the sixth-highest-grossing film of all time to date. Jon was set to direct a reimagining of “Fantastic Four,” but decided to walk away from the project in April 2022, citing fatigue with the superhero genre.
Watts was born on June 28, 1981 in Fountain, Colorado. He attended Fountain-Fort Carson High School before enrolling at New York University, where he studied film.
After graduating, Watts began his directing career in commercials. He started directing commercials for the production company Park Pictures. He then ventured into short films by directing “Clay Pride: Being Clay in America”, a clay film which is a satire on various gay issues, such as coming out as “clay”. He continued to work in short films throughout the next decade and also began directing music videos for artists like Fatboy Slim, Death Cab for Cutie, Relient K and TV on the Radio, among others.
In 2011, he started working with Onion News Network, the satirical news organization, and directed 10 episodes of their TV news program and also acted as co-executive producer. In 2012, he directed and produced the TV movie “Eugene!”
Watts’ feature debut came in 2014 when he directed “Clown.” Watts originally made a fake trailer for a movie about a dad turning into a clown after trying on a costume he found in his basement. The trailer, which he created with his friend Christopher Ford, was uploaded to YouTube, where it was widely viewed. Eli Roth, the producer and director, saw the trailer and approached Watts about turning the idea into a feature film, which was released in 2014.
The following year, in 2015, Watts made his next film, “Cop Car”. The film tells the story of two young boys who steal a police car and then are followed by its owner, played by Kevin Bacon. Watts got the idea for the film from a dream he had as a child.
In 2017, Watts landed a huge project when he directed “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” He had been very determined to direct the project and had sent a fake trailer to Marvel execs in order to put himself in the running for the role of director. The film was a hit, and Watts directed its sequel, “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” in 2019. He then completed the trilogy of films in 2021 when he directed the third film, “Spider-Man: No Way Home”. Throughout his work on the films, he himself became a devoted fan of the story and even started collecting rare spiders.
Outside of the Spider-Man movies, Watts has also worked on other projects in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He directed the mid-credits scene of “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” as it ties into the movie “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” released in October 2021. The scene was shot during the filming of “ No coming home.” He is also set to direct the upcoming “Fantastic Four” movie. He also directed the mid-credit and post-credit scenes for the 2022 Marvel film, “Morbius.”
Watts has also worked on projects outside of Marvel. He worked with actors George Clooney and Brad Pitt in a thriller he wrote and directed. He also worked with his wife as a co-producer on the sixth installment of the “Final Destination” film series.
Watts is married to former talent agent and producer Dianne McGunigle.