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Marc Webb Back For Spider-Sequel
Andrew Garfield locked in too

28 September 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Sony has lured Marc Webb back in to the fold to make the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, activating Andrew Garfield’s contract to have him return and entering into talks to secure Emma Stone’s services once again.

Back in July, there was some talk that Webb might not return, based partly on comments by Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad and rumours that Webb had clashed with executives over the tone and story for the movie. There was also a suggestion that Webb was contractually obliged to make another film for Fox following (500) Days Of Summer.

But, claims The Hollywood Reporter, the delay was more likely down to 500 hours of contract negotiation, with the director looking to enjoy a pay rise this time around. And not without cause, given that the first movie made more than $750 million worldwide.

Still, with that May 2, 2014 release date creeping closer, it’s all happiness and press releases right now. “We could not be more confident in the direction we are taking this new Spider-Man storyline", Belgrad says, "and we are tremendously excited to be ramping up production again with Marc at the helm and Andrew continuing on as Peter Parker. We can’t wait to share what we have in store for Peter and Spider-Man with audiences worldwide.”

Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner have all worked on the script, which was originally drafted by the first movie’s James Vanderbilt. We’re just keeping our web-shooters crossed they don’t have entire subplots go missing this time around. But news that Webb – who did a great job directing – and the powerhouse duo of Garfield and Stone will all return is certainly cause for celebration. You may begin your guesses now as to who plays Norman Osborn, assuming he shows up properly...

 

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RE: Come On...Reboots should Take A Little More Time!
The casting was good but the story and direction were lacking IMO. The action scenes weren't "amazing" and for all the saccharine sentimentality and emo whining / moping from the Raimi films, at least they had visual flair and a discernable style. More

Posted by Workshed at 13:30 on 02 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Come On...Reboots should Take A Little More Time!
L: Fozola I kind of enjoyed the first one but it all just seemed a little bit 'what's the point!' (Well we all know the point) It was a different direction but not really a patch on the Raimi version and all a bit...well...pointless! Don't even get me started on the Fantastic Four reboot, soon they will be rebooting stuff they haven't even made! am expecting the Harry Potter Re-boots (Harry goes darker and grittier) any day now... More

Posted by waltham1979 at 08:49 on 02 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Marc Webb Returns As Spider-Man Director
L: waltham1979 I actually enjoyed The Amazing Spiderman; more so than Raimi's attempts which just didn't sit right with me; couldn't put my finger on it (although my dis-like for Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst as actors ] have had something to do with it). Out of Raimi's three films the only thing that I enjoyed and think worked was Alfred Molina's Doc Oc...and even he turned into a little bit of a pussy at the end when Spidey cures him from being nuts by simply punching him in the fa More

Posted by Bad Ash at 13:44 on 01 October 2012 | Report This Post

Come On...Reboots should Take A Little More Time!
I kind of enjoyed the first one but it all just seemed a little bit 'what's the point!' (Well we all know the point) It was a different direction but not really a patch on the Raimi version and all a bit...well...pointless! Don't even get me started on the Fantastic Four reboot, soon they will be rebooting stuff they haven't even made! More

Posted by Fozola at 13:40 on 01 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Marc Webb Returns As Spider-Man Director
I actually enjoyed The Amazing Spiderman; more so than Raimi's attempts which just didn't sit right with me; couldn't put my finger on it (although my dis-like for Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst as actors ] have had something to do with it). Out of Raimi's three films the only thing that I enjoyed and think worked was Alfred Molina's Doc Oc...and even he turned into a little bit of a pussy at the end when Spidey cures him from being nuts by simply punching him in the face a few times. Web More

Posted by waltham1979 at 13:00 on 01 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Marc Webb Returns As Spider-Man Director
Yeah I was wrong there teach me to only take US box-office into account before opening my big "Fozzie Bear"gobeally meant his directing of the film really judging by most general opinion, obviously it was always gonna take a shit load I mean you only have to look at films like Transformers 3 to see that, it'd just been nice to see them have the balls to go for it with a lets say not such a safe bet? More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 10:49 on 01 October 2012 | Report This Post

Dogshit for the masses
Eat it, choke on it, beg for seconds. More

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RE: Marc Webb Returns As Spider-Man Director
L: Wild about Wilder Oh dear, oh dear it's not like the 1st one set the box-office alight is it. ote] Actually - yes it it did. It was never going to be (nor expected to be) a competitor to the juggernauts that were The Avengers & The Dark Knight Rises. It also had to try to make amends for a woeful Spider-man 3 and try to bring people back to the franchise AND try to woo the anti-reboot crowd and try to tempt them to give it a chance. All in all, it did brilliantly at the bo More

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RE: What?
This is great news. The key strength with The Amazing Spider-man was the relationships between the characters that Webb put front and centre. I'm glad we'll get to see him expand upon his take of the universe rather than a messy patchwork that you get from multiple directors. More

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What?
So "$750 million worldwide" doesn't count then does it? Muppet. More

Posted by officerMarc at 12:08 on 29 September 2012 | Report This Post

Marc Webb Returns As Spider-Man Director
Oh dear, oh dear it's not like the 1st one set the box-office alight is it. More

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