Fox May 'Allow' Marc Webb to Helm 'Amazing Spider-Man' Sequel
Not too long ago we got a very sizable update on the gestating sequels happening at Columbia Pictures including follow-ups to 21 Jump Street, Men in Black 3, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Amazing Spider-Man. With the latter comic book sequel, studio chief Doug Belgrad said that a commitment Marc Webb has at Fox Searchlight to direct a film, following their success with (500) Days of Summer, might keep him from directing a sequel. However, now the LA Times has word that the studio with an eye for great indies just might let Webb direct The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but there's a slight catch.
Apparently Fox Searchlight might be willing to let Webb spend another couple years on an Amazing Spider-Man sequel if he's willing to make a two-picture commitment at the studio. One of those projects includes the futuristic thriller set in a post-apocalyptic society where all the adults have died and a group of teens sets about trying to establish a new society. Black Swan co-writer Mark Heyman was the most recent to take a stab at the script, but apparently it's not ready yet. But if Webb and Columbia don't work out a deal, a director needs to be found quick with the sequel already set to hit theaters on May 4th, 2014. If that's the case, maybe Webb has the chops to board Daredevil at Fox and launch another comic franchise.