Stallone himself, along with Michael B. Jordan, decided Caple was a better fit for the project.
Marvel Studios chief allegedly broke the news at Brazil’s CCXP this weekend.
David Barclay Moore’s novel tells the story of a grief-stricken 12-year old who finds hope through Legos.
It was previously announced that Stallone would be taking over writing duties as well.
The Force Awakens director will replace Colin Trevorrow and finish the trilogy.
He replaces Phil Lord and Christopher Miller who departed the project earlier this week due to “creative differences.”
James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner are also back, with Jessica Chastain eyed for the main villain.
Ruben Fleischer will direct the Spider-Man spinoff that somehow won’t involve Spider-Man.
Musician, writer, actor, and now a movie director.
John Carpenter, director of the original and an executive producer of the remake, calls Rodriguez “a great director.”