Marc Webb Slings Some Spider-Man Reboot Details

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:28 pm,

Hot on the heels of the new Iron Man trailer that debuted on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel, we’re also getting a few details about another upcoming Marvel project.

Marc Webb, director of the Spider-Man reboot (in 3D!), spoke with MTV News while making his way down the red carpet at Friday’s Independent Spirit Awards. Though the director was tight-lipped, he talked a bit about what interests him about the project while either addressing or dodging  – depending on how hungry you are for specifics – a couple of rumors that have been making their way around the blogosphere.

When asked about his interest in the Spider-Man reboot, Webb focused on the film’s main character:

“I think that there’s something about Peter Parker that’s just… He’s a legend. That mythology is appealing to me and it has been for a long time. It’s just a dream come true.”

In regards to the potential casting of Peter Parker, as well as the speculation that Webb’s 500 Days of Summer star Joseph Gordon-Levitt might be in the running the director was less specific:

“We’re casting a wide net. That’s really all i can say at this point.”

Webb had no problem confirming that he did meet with James Cameron and Jon Landau in order to discuss the 3D tech for the Spider-Man reboot:

“I talked to James and Jon a little bit. It’s such an enormous undertaking. I’d like to talk to those guys more. They’re fantastic representatives for 3-D and we’ll be talking more about that.”

Hopefully, the first thing that Cameron told Webb was something like “subtlety is the key to a great 3D experience,” because when the Spider-Man reboot swings into theaters in Summer 2012, I’d rather not spend the whole two hours being reminded I’m watching a 3D film by constant projectiles being thrown at the screen.

That said, 3D could really work for this franchise, especially if it allows the filmmakers to better capture Spidey’s web-slinging through the Manhattan urban sprawl – where the added depth could really create a great sense of immersion.

spider man 3d Marc Webb Slings Some Spider Man Reboot Details

Spidey in 3D could be awesome if done right…

Anyway, Webb concluded the interview by hinting that more information is forthcoming: “In the coming weeks, more will unfold.

The tease is vague to say the least: Either Webb was specifically addressing a few upcoming official announcements or simply stating the obvious since this Spider-Man reboot is already green-lit for pre-production.

We’ll keep our Spidey-sense on high alert for further details.

What would you like to see in the Spider-Man reboot? What are you hoping the franchise will leave in the past?

The Spider-Man 3D Reboot is tentatively scheduled for a 2012 release.

Source: MTV News

 

 

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  1. Re-Boot Spidey has to go up against Avengers? In the same summer? How far apart?

    For fans of super-hero movies, we're living in the golden age. but why do I feel like the bubble's about to burst?

    Iron man 2, thor, green lantern, deadpool, wolverine 2, Captain America, X-Men: First Class, Avengers, Spidey, Hulk 2, Lobo, Batman 3… it all feels a bit over exposed, not for me though, bring it on! But for the general public?

    My prediction? By the time 2012 rolls around, we'll be crawling the walls for another Spidey movie. And did anyone see JOSEPH GORDON LEVITT on SNL? His wall spring was an obvious show-off to any doubting producers. I think he wants to play Peter, but alas… JGL is a couple years too late according to this Pete back in high school business.

    Oh yeah, I hope the chameleon is Pete's Gym Teacher!

  2. im still reeling from this whole reboot. if it works, then awesome. if not, who will really care at that point.

    signed
    captain obvious.

  3. ok i just watched spiderman 1 2 and 3 in the past week and i gotta say they all pretty much blow the first one is great dont get me wrong and the action WHEN there is action in the 2nd one is entertaining but thats where i noticed the snag. 1 is a great origin story but the second one lacks action and third one i say had a good balance of action but it was a s***** movie to so my point is the balance of the movies and aaction is off and there waay to much cheese like in the 2nd one where he gives up on SM and he save that little girl from the fire? that scene having a point to plot was really stupid. the movie jus seem like it doesnt take itself seriously like its a joker and just corny they really need to take that stuff out and make the story believable and action pact and less human drama bs cause yes he has problems but we dont go to the movies to see peter parkers bs we go to see him be spiderman. MORE SPIDERMAN LESS PARKER

  4. I know everybody's saying it but just as long as they shoot in 3D from the get-go I'm all for it… Just please don't convert it in post-production.

    And is this definitely gonna be released the same summer as the Avengers? That would be an awesme Easter egg.. Having a bit of Spidey in a post-credits scene of the Avengers! Highly unlikely I know… But still.

  5. Alice in Wonderland reminded me how crappy 3D is if it's not done right. If Webb is taking SERIOUS NOTES from James Cameron then I guess I'm fine with it, but otherwise, no.

  6. Who is playing Aunt May? Come on Marc Webb! The suspense is too much.

  7. Meh, I'm still not interested in this reboot.

  8. I thought it was already announced that Logan Lerman was already signed on for Peter Parker. It was announced on a couple radio stations here in Cali. Kiis FM did a whol congrats sleez segment for him. I also read it somewhere….dont remember where.

  9. No, SuperHeroHypse dismissed that:

    http://www.superherohype.com/news/spider-mannew

  10. I think I liked the first spider-man movie only because it finally got to the big screen. I realy did not like to much about it. Sam's take on it just sucked for me. The look should have been more like the comic. Spider-man's costume sucked, and what was up with the organic web-shooters? I know Sam said he did it becaues he did not think the movie goers would belive that a high school kid could build web-shooters. So dose that mean we cant belive a kid could build web-shooters, but we can belive that same kid can crawl up walls? Stay true to the comic.

  11. My main concern is the way the story will be told. Cuz I personally want the Ultimate Spider-Man story arcs to be a good inspiration to the plot.

  12. Exactly… And lets not forget Superman, Flash, Ghost Rider, Ant Man, Nick Fury, The Shadow, The Phantom…

  13. I think I liked the first spider-man movie only because it finally got to the big screen. I realy did not like to much about it. Sam's take on it just sucked for me. The look should have been more like the comic. Spider-man's costume sucked, and what was up with the organic web-shooters? I know Sam said he did it becaues he did not think the movie goers would belive that a high school kid could build web-shooters. So dose that mean we cant belive a kid could build web-shooters, but we can belive that same kid can crawl up walls? Stay true to the comic.

  14. My main concern is the way the story will be told. Cuz I personally want the Ultimate Spider-Man story arcs to be a good inspiration to the plot.

  15. Exactly… And lets not forget Superman, Flash, Ghost Rider, Ant Man, Nick Fury, The Shadow, The Phantom…

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