Marc Webb has finalized a deal to helm the new “Spider-Man” movie for Columbia.
The studio last week scrapped the fourth installment of the web-slinging hero under director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire and decided to reboot and scale-down the franchise.
Webb, who has options on two sequels, will now tackle a Jamie Vanderbilt script that sees a “Spider-Man” movie that will look and feel very different from the big movies that went before it.
Who is Mark Webb? He recently directed 500 Days of Summer. It seems he’s a fan, given this quote:
Webb said, “This is a dream come true and I couldn’t be more aware of the challenge, responsibility, or opportunity. Sam Rami’s virtuoso rendering of Spider-Man is a humbling precedent to follow and build upon. The first three films are beloved for good reason. But I think the Spider-Man mythology transcends not only generations but directors as well. I am signing on not to ‘take over’ from Sam. That would be impossible. Not to mention arrogant. I’m here because there’s an opportunity for ideas, stories, and histories that will add a new dimension, canvas, and creative voice to Spider-Man.”
New Demension? You have a good foundation, but will they continue it? (That foundation being the Origin). Will we see Harry, Gwen, Peter and MJ? There is still a lot of questions, but we won’t know for awhile. Maybe Brad can get the guy on sometime…