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.”
“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.
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