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Fox May 'Allow' Marc Webb to Helm 'Amazing Spider-Man' Sequel

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July 31, 2012
Source: LA Times

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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.

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Reader Feedback - 7 Comments

1

He should stick to indies

clinteastwoodscloset on Jul 31, 2012

2

Agreed.

Chris on Jul 31, 2012

3

I sure hope he directs the next Spidey. He completely understands that Spider-Man is and should always ultimately be a Peter Parker story. The Amazing Spider-Man was every bit the movie I wanted it to be and I don't trust anyone else at this point to make the next one. Fingers crossed, gang.

Garrett Jamieson DeLozier on Jul 31, 2012

4

Wasn't that big a fan of the Amazing Spiderman movie, the whole origin retelling was kind of a yawn. But if the next one allows him to do something we haven't seen before then it could be something interesting.

nate on Jul 31, 2012

5

Loved TASM but I do believe the film suffered due to some bad or last minute editing. Some stuff hinted at or even shown in trailers that somehow didn't make it into the film. But yet I truly enjoyed the film and would love to have Webb back.

rocky728 on Jul 31, 2012

6

They cut out the whole "untold story" part of the story that was in the trailers and marketing - http://badassdigest.com/2012/07/05/was-the-untold-story-cut-from-the-amazing-spider-man/ - The result was a totally disposable movie with a lame gas-the-city plot.

max on Jul 31, 2012

7

The film he is set to direct for Fox sounds like the book "The Girl Who Owned a City" Although it's not an adaptation of the book per se (which I have always wanted to see since I was a kid), the premise is exactly the same. I always wondered how kids would handle a situation like that. I hadn't thought of the book in a long time but it turns out it was just made into a graphic novel back in April. Cool, I'll have to check it out.

David Diaz on Jul 31, 2012

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