Marc Webb Slings Some Spider-Man Reboot Details

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 Reboot

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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