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UPDATED: Spider-Man 4 – Marc Webb or Nimrod Antal could direct

Posted by LiveFor on January 14, 2010


UPDATE: Quiet Earth have an interesting rumour that Nimrod Antal may be in the running for the next Spidey film:

The whole story goes like this: Sam Raimi met Nimrod on the Sony lot before his first US film, Vacancy. They clicked, so Sam hired him to direct Armored. Now, Predators is getting some great word-of-mouth around tinsel-town. Warners loves it and now Sam Raimi and Sony want the director back at the studio to helm Spiderman. END OF UPDATE

Only a few days since it was announced that Sam Raimi had left the Spider-Man 4 film – did he walk or was he pushed? Now Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that (500) Days of Summer (check out the LFF review) director Marc Webb is the front-runner to direct the reboot.

The site is reporting that Webb had already met with Sony about the film, which they hope to start production on later this year for a summer 2012 release, in 3-D. It was said that the studio had directors such as James Cameron, David Fincher and Wes Anderson on their wish list, and now it seems Webb is at the top of that list. Here’s an excerpt from the article.

What has Sony execs excited is the fact that (500) Days of Summer introduced a director with a grasp of how to depict the way young people think and feel. This is critical because the Jamie Vanderbilt script covers the formative years of a high school-aged Peter Parker, and that POV is as important as the action sequences.


I’ve still yet to see (500) Days of Summer – yes I know it is a poor show of me – so I can’t really comment too much on whether he is the right choice. As that was dealing with young people he will no doubt be could for the Peter Parker back at school thing. However, is he the right choice for the action pieces of Spider-Man?

I do have a feeling that they are going to try and go for the whole Twilight effect when it comes to the Peter Parker School Days. Who will play Parker though? Zac Efron, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner or another teen heartthrob? Hunter Parrish from Weeds has said he’d like to do it.

I hope they do the right thing and pick someone suited for the role and not just go with the looks.

Is Marcus Webb the right choice to direct Spider-Man 4?

Who would you rather have at the helm – Marc or Nimrod?

One Response to “UPDATED: Spider-Man 4 – Marc Webb or Nimrod Antal could direct”

  1. pat said

    this is sounding worse every day. marc webb?? 500 days of summer is great. u should go and see it (best with girlfriend) if you can. its a nice indie romcom.
    lots of cheese there but its quite dynamic and the two leads are fantastic.

    however there is no action involved. zero, nada. the closest thing marc webb has done in relation to action is probably his greenday music videos haha.

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