Spider-Man reboot has a director for three new movies

by Eric Melin on January 19, 2010

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marc webb spider-manNew York magazine’s Vulture is reporting that Sony will be announcing a deal with director Marc Webb (“(500) Days of Summer”) to direct three movies in the rebooted “Spider-Man” franchise.

This will be more teen-oriented supposedly, and “will focus far more on the private life of Peter Parker.” Another reason for the huge change, according to Vulture? Webb and a young cast will be considerably cheaper than Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire, and Kirsten Dunst.

As we heard last week, a reboot script by Jamie Vanderbilt┬áis being used for the new “Spider-Man” series. Whether this will be a re-do of the origin story or the further adventures of Spidey in high school remains to be seen.

I have to say, I’m pretty disappointed. As disappointing as “Spider-Man 3″ was, the second film still stands as one of the best comic book movies ever made and that should count for something. I understand that its big business, but creatively, I would have liked to have seen how Raimi would have atoned for the last one…

UPDATE: Thank God. AMC Entertainment reports New Spider-Man will NOT go into origin story again!

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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1 ChrisKnudsen January 19, 2010 at 6:32 pm

I wonder if that wiener is going to say things like, “I really wanted to make a different superhero movie that is completely original” when he goes a Q and A for Spiderman. Man, this dude is a such a wiener. 500 Days of Summer wasn’t trendsetting at all wiener.

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2 ChrisKnudsen January 19, 2010 at 6:32 pm

I wonder if that wiener is going to say things like, “I really wanted to make a different superhero movie that is completely original” when he goes a Q and A for Spiderman. Man, this dude is a such a wiener. 500 Days of Summer wasn’t trendsetting at all wiener.

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