Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Spiderman 4 Director Named

The new trilogy is off and running. It seems strange to me that they will reboot this so soon, but, it's always about the mighty $$$$ and I don't think anyone would say that studio heads are the brightest bulbs on the tree....

Here's the news:


Director Marc Webb.

LOS ANGELES - Marc Webb has caught the job of "Spider-Man" director.

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios announced Tuesday that the "(500) Days of Summer" director will helm the next "Spider-Man" film following the departure of Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire, the director and star who worked on the previous three Spidey films. The fourth installment is set for a 2012 release and will focus on a younger version of the superhero.

Webb said in a statement he was not taking over the series from Raimi but instead wanted the "opportunity for ideas, stories and histories that will add a new dimension, canvas and creative voice to 'Spider-Man."' Webb previously directed music videos, including Green Day's "21 Guns" and The All-American Rejects' "Move Along."

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