Webb The Hot Tip For "Spider-Man 4"

1/18/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

How fitting that one of the rumored names to take over the “Spider-Man” franchise name is Webb.

"(500) Days of Summer" director Marc Webb is still the frontrunner for the director's chair of a fourth "Spider-Man," reports Deadline Hollywood.

According to Deadline Hollywood: Marc Webb, the "(500) Days Of Summer" director, has climbed to the top of the Sony Pictures' list to rebirth the Spider-Man franchise. While the studio has a wish list of star directors like James Cameron, David Fincher and Wes Anderson, the emergence of Webb as director comes as a huge surprise.

Sources say Webb met about the Spidey reboot with the pic's producers and executives looking to get the picture into production later this year for a Summer 2012 release.

The studio reportedly wants to shoot the film in 3D.

Although he’ll fit in with a name like Webb, it’s a curious choice to helm the franchise due to the fact that he has no previous superhero experience. But at the same time, that wasn’t a problem with “Spider-man” director Sam Raimi nor Chris Nolan with the “Batman” films.

Sony must feel that Webb has the right style and mind to depict the way young people think and feel. By bringing Peter Parker back to high school the studio will want a filmmaker who can harness those ideas and bring them to an audience that will be about the same age.

I thought “(500) Days of Summer” was fantastic; Webb turned the clichés of romantic comedy films into something new and unique. It would be awesome to see what someone like James Cameron or David Fincher would do with the character but it would be even more interesting to see what Webb would do with the superhero genre.

Look for "Spider-Man 4" in 2012.

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