Jon Watts Net Worth
|Net Worth||$12 Million|
|Gender||Fountain, Colorado, U.S.|
|Date of Birth||Jun 28, 1981 (40 years old)|
Jon Watts Net Worth:
What is Jon Watts’ Net Worth and Salary?
American director Jon Watts has a net worth of $12 million. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jon Watts is known for directing several Spider-Man movies. He also worked on the TV show “Onion News Network,” which was a news show. Jon’s movie “Spider-Man: No Way Home” made $1.9 billion at the box office, making it the sixth highest-grossing movie of all time as of this writing. Jon was supposed to direct a remake of “Fantastic Four,” but in April 2022, he dropped out of the project, saying that he was tired of superhero movies.
Watts was born in Fountain, Colorado, on June 28, 1981. Before going to New York University to study film, he went to Fountain-Fort Carson High School.
After he got his degree, Watts got his start as a director by making commercials. He started making commercials for Park Pictures, a company that makes movies. Then, he tried his hand at short films by directing “Clay Pride: Being Clay in America,” a satirical claymation film about gay issues like “coming out” as “clay.” During the next 10 years, he kept making short films and also started directing music videos for bands like Fatboy Slim, Death Cab for Cutie, Relient K, TV on the Radio, and others.
He started working for the satirical news network Onion News Network in 2011. He directed 10 episodes of their TV news show and was also a co-executive producer. “Eugene!” was a TV movie that he directed and produced in 2012.
Watts’s first movie as a director was “Clown,” which came out in 2014. Watts had first made a fake trailer for a movie about a father who turns into a clown after trying on a costume he found in his basement. The trailer, which he and his friend Christopher Ford made, was put on YouTube and was seen by many people. When the film’s producer and director, Eli Roth, saw the trailer, he talked to Watts about turning the idea into a full-length movie, which came out in 2014.
Watts made his next movie, “Cop Car,” the following year, in 2015. In the movie, two young boys steal a police car, and the owner, played by Kevin Bacon, goes after them. Watts had a dream as a child that gave him the idea for the movie.
Watts got a big job in 2017 when he was hired to direct “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” He really wanted to direct the project, so he sent a fake trailer to Marvel executives to get himself in the running for the job. Watts went on to direct the sequel, “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” which came out in 2019. He finished the trilogy of movies when he directed “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in 2021. During the time he worked on the movies, he became a huge fan of the story and even started to collect rare spiders.
Watts has worked on other Marvel Cinematic Universe projects besides the Spider-Man movies. He was in charge of the scene after the credits in “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” which ties into “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which came out in October 2021. The scene was filmed while “No Way Home” was being made. The next “Fantastic Four” movie is also set to be directed by him. He also directed the scenes in the middle of the credits and after the credits in the 2022 Marvel movie “Morbius.”
Watts has also done work for other companies besides Marvel. In a thriller movie he wrote and directed, George Clooney and Brad Pitt were both in it. He and his wife have also worked together as co-producers on the sixth movie in the “Final Destination” series.
Watts is married to Dianne McGunigle, who used to be a talent agent and a producer.