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No Marc Webb For Amazing Spider-Man 2?
Sony boss says he might not return

20 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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No Marc Webb For Amazing Spider-Man 2?

Though has been plenty of chatter about whether Marc Webb will direct the gestating sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, and whether he wants to, Sony has not made any official comment on the matter. But now, in a Hollywood Reporter interview, Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad has opened up.

Though his statements are still not definitive, he does indicate that there is an issue with Webb’s return. “We'd really like him back, but there are obstacles. He has an obligation to Fox.”

That's all well and good, but you do get the feeling that if Sony really wanted him back the studio would find a way to negotiate with Fox to free Webb up for more Spider-time. And that’s not to say he definitely won’t be back, but the prevailing opinion does seem to be that he’s launched his last web.

More evidence of that crops up in another statement from Belgrad, when asked pointedly about problems with making the film. “The section where Rhys Ifans' character turns irrevocably into the Lizard. It took several months to figure out, and the filmmakers cut a bunch of scenes. In software parlance, it required a patch.” Which is unusually candid for an executive, albeit something he feels comfortable saying now the film is successful.

So assuming Webb doesn’t come back, who do you think could or should take over the Spider-franchise?


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RE: Sony to boot Webb, they should dump the rest too
I think the worst thing about the reboot eas the direction. Garfield was a far better Parker AND Spidey than Maguire who was a complete charisma vacume and is generally a pretty crap actor. The cast overall in this was FAR better than the Raimi films but the direction was underwhelming and the plot and script were flawed. I'd love to see Fincher's take but that will never happen. More

Posted by Workshed at 21:23 on 22 July 2012 | Report This Post

Sony to boot Webb, they should dump the rest too
what a lame-ass reboot. Everything about it sucked. More

Posted by BatSpider at 12:23 on 21 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: raimi
Lets just agree that they should never try again. More

Posted by Timbzy at 03:17 on 21 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: raimi
L: daston498 lets bury this garfield hipster rubbish and pretend it never happened, get Raimi back and continue on with Spiderman 4 with Tobey, black cat and the vulture. he problem with that, though is Tobey's age. By the time they get round to making another film, he'll be about 40....... More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 23:02 on 20 July 2012 | Report This Post

Webb Boots The Reboot
I didn't care for this Spiderman reboot. It lacked the energy and invention of the Raimi movies. The casting was wrong (no chemistry between Garfield and Emma Stone, Sally Field completely anonymous as Aunt May although Martin Sheen was better as the Uncle than Cliff Robertson. The villain wasn't great either). If Webb doesn't come back, it wouldn't bother me. More

Posted by BenTramer at 14:13 on 20 July 2012 | Report This Post

raimi
lets bury this garfield hipster rubbish and pretend it never happened, get Raimi back and continue on with Spiderman 4 with Tobey, black cat and the vulture. More

Posted by daston498 at 13:47 on 20 July 2012 | Report This Post

the same movie
its the same movie i know its a reboot but it is the same movie the performances and the special effects were great apart from the the slightly dodgy lizard,but it felt flat no norman osborne and the post credits scene was adamp squib were spideys movie brethern was seanaded with thors hmmer nick fury and other worldly thanos we just got a guy of no description it could of been a scene left on the cutting room floor we didnt need this reboot More

Posted by bogman2099 at 12:44 on 20 July 2012 | Report This Post

Is that because....
the first one was a bit shit? More

Posted by ManBitesHoff at 12:32 on 20 July 2012 | Report This Post

FLASHMAN
Andy and Emma had nice screen-chemistry & were both very good, but the film felt samey; the extended use of stunt men to keep it 'real' just made the movie seem small. If a film lacks urgency/energy, they always bring in a top film composer at the last moment to give it a kick, and in this case, it was James Horner, who did his level best. A re-boot needs radical change, especially if the last film was only a few years before; this franchise is hanging by a thread. More

Posted by Frank Comiskey at 10:38 on 20 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: No Marc Webb For Amazing Spider-Man 2?
He shouldn't have been near it in the first place. More

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RE: No Marc Webb For Amazing Spider-Man 2?
Thank Fuck for that! More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:17 on 20 July 2012 | Report This Post

Marc Webb
I hope he directs it because i don't think any one else will be good enough to direct the second one More

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Could Garfield get...
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