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Spider-Man 4 – Marc Webb confirmed to direct it

Posted by LiveFor on January 20, 2010

Marc Webb was rumoured to be directing the reboot then Nimrod Antal’s name was also mentioned. Today Sony have released the following press release confirming Marc Webb will direct the next Spider-Man film. Could this mean Joseph Gordon Levitt has a better chance of being Spidey?

Marc Webb, the director of the Golden Globe nominated Best Picture (500) Days of Summer, will direct the next chapter in the Spider-Man franchise, set to hit theaters summer 2012, it was jointly announced today by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.

Written by James Vanderbilt, Webb will work closely with producers Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin in developing the project, which will begin production later this year.

Commenting on the announcement, Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures, said, “At its core, Spider-Man is a small, intimate human story about an everyday teenager that takes place in an epic super-human world. The key for us as we sought a new director was to identify filmmakers who could give sharp focus to Peter Parker’s life. We wanted someone who could capture the awe of being in Peter’s shoes so the audience could experience his sense of discovery while giving real heart to the emotion, anxiety, and recklessness of that age and coupling all of that with the adrenaline of Spider-Man’s adventure. We believe Marc Webb is the perfect choice to bring us on that journey.”

Arad and Ziskin added jointly, “Over the years, the Spider-Man comics have been told with bold and creative new writers and artists who have re-calibrated the way audiences see Peter Parker. Marc Webb will do for the new direction of the films what so many visionary storytellers have done with the comic books. He is an incredibly talented filmmaker and we look forward to working closely with him on this new adventure.”

Webb said, “This is a dream come true and I couldn’t be more aware of the challenge, responsibility, or opportunity. Sam Raimi’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.”

Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, added, “I’m excited that Sony has chosen a director with a real penchant and understanding for the character. This is a brave, bold direction for the franchise, and I can’t wait to see what Marc comes up with next.”

Added Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, “The idea of re-imagining the on-screen story for one of the world’s most iconic superheros is sure to deliver an exciting new dimension to Spider-Man fans everywhere. There are volumes of comics and material available to inspire fresh and compelling takes on Peter Parker and his journey as Spidey and we look forward to seeing this come alive onscreen.”

Marc Webb has won acclaim with his film debut (500) Days of Summer. He has several MTV VMAs™ including 2009’s Best Director award for Green Day’s “21 Guns,” 2006 Best Rock Video for AFI’s “Miss Murder,” and Best Group Video for The All-American Rejects’ “Move Along.” The Music Video Production Association honored him in 2006 as the Director of the Year for his work with Weezer, AAR, and My Chemical Romance.

How do you feel about the news? As I’ve said before he will no doubt be good at the Peter Parker scenes but what about the action stuff?


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Source: Deadline

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POLL: Who should play Spider-Man?

Posted by LiveFor on January 18, 2010

As we all know, the next Spider-Man film will be a reboot and is getting a new director plus a new Peter Parker. As it is going to be set back in his school days (they seem to be doing an Ultimate Spider-Man style reboot) we’ll probably need a younger face for the role – mind you this is Hollywood we are talking about so you never can tell who they’ll pick .

UPDATE: “Of course,” Webb told MTV News when asked if he was a fan of Spider-Man. “Stan Lee, big fan … love the ‘Ultimate [Spider-Man]’ stuff.”

Name-dropping the Spidey co-creator and the “Ultimate Spider-Man” series that many (including Splash Page) have indicated as a potential source material for a “Spider-Man” reboot, Webb played coy on whether he was indeed among the favored directors for Peter Parker’s next big-screen adventure, he certainly didn’t seem opposed to the idea.

“How could you not be a fan of Peter Parker and Spider-Man?” he asked.

Would his “500 Days of Summer” star Joseph Gordon-Levitt make a good Peter Parker? He’s one of the choices in the poll below.

“Joseph Gordon-Levitt would make a good Meryl Streep — he can do anything,” laughed Webb.

Reluctant to tip his “Spider-Man” hat, Webb simply said, “I hope so,” when asked if we should expect an announcement regarding his next project any time soon. – Cheers to Pat for sending me the link – END OF UPDATE

Which one of the actors below would you want to see wearing the red and the blue?

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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?

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500 Days of Summer – Photo Collage

Posted by LiveFor on May 14, 2009

A photo collage using images from 500 Days of Summer, with music by The Temper Trap.

Director: Marc Webb
Writer: Scott Neustadter
Studio: Fox Searchlight
Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Clark Gregg

Release: July 17, 2009

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500 Days of Summer – Photo Collage

Posted by LiveFor on May 14, 2009

A photo collage using images from 500 Days of Summer, with music by The Temper Trap.

Director: Marc Webb
Writer: Scott Neustadter
Studio: Fox Searchlight
Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Clark Gregg

Release: July 17, 2009

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500 Days of Summer – Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on March 4, 2009

This is a story of boy meets girl, begins the wry, probing narrator of 500 Days of Summer, and with that the film takes off at breakneck speed into a funny, true to life and unique dissection of the unruly and unpredictable year-and-a-half of one young man’s no-holds-barred love affair.

Director: Marc Webb
Writer: Scott Neustadter
Studio: Fox Searchlight
Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Clark Gregg

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