Those Spider-Man fans out there who haven’t exactly enjoyed director Marc Webb’s interpretation of the web-slinger’s rebooted film franchise (let’s face it, The Amazing Spider-Man was mediocre at best, and Sony’s desperately flopsweat-covered marketing campaign for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is giving us the feeling that it’s not much better) have a reason to breathe a little easier today—after Webb helms The Amazing Spider-Man 3, he’s done directing any further Spidey flicks, meaning he won’t be helming the already announced The Amazing Spider-Man 4.
In a recent interview, Webb stated he’d like to keep a hand in the franchise, but will stop directing it after The Amazing Spider-Man 3:
I’d like to be involved as a consultant, and I’ve already talked to these guys about it, but in terms of directing it, that will close out my tenure. I’ve had so much fun doing it, but after the third movie, it’ll be the time to find something else.
While it’s understandable that he’d want to explore other films after spending six years on one franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man 4 seems like an odd point for Webb to drop out—it’s been stated that The Amazing Spider Man 2, 3, and 4 will form a loose trilogy that will spawn the Sinister Six and Venom films. One would assume that Webb would stick around to close out the “trilogy” of 2-4. But we’re sure it will all be worked out before The Amazing Spider-Man 4 hits theaters on May 4, 2018.
What do you think of The Amazing Spider-Man 4 news?