Last night word spread like wildfire that 500 Days of Summer director Marc Webb might be hopping into the directors’ chair that once warmed the bum of Sam Raimi. But not so fast overzealous Spidey fans! There’s a process to this blockbuster movie making thing. Over at DeadlineHollywood, they are confirming that Webb is in the running to direct Sony’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, but there are a lot of things that have to be done first.
According to Mike Flemings’ sources, Webb did meet with the folks over at Sony regarding the possibility of directing the new Spider-Man. The execs are actually looking to start production for the 2012 release later on this year as opposed to 2011. The reason they want to start so early is because of the movie’s 3-D factor. The film is “likely” to be shot in the format and the studio is waiting for the right time to announce it to the world.
Also on the studios’ wish-list of potential directors are James Cameron, David Fincher, and even Wes Anderson. We’ve already given you a peek into Cameron’s Spider-Man world, but Anderson just seems odd. I don’t have any doubt that he could handle the comic genre, but the studio wants the film to be dark and gritty not comedic. At this point Webb sounds like the front runner, and if he does take on the gig it will be his first superhero and 3-D film. Let’s see how this all plays out.
Do you think Webb is a good choice to direct the Spider-Man reboot? Out of all the director’s listed, who do you think is the best fit?