Marc Webb Free To Direct TASM 2 For Sony IF He Commits To 2 Pic Deal With Fox

Marc Webb Free To Direct TASM 2 For Sony IF He Commits To 2 Pic Deal With Fox

Decision time for Mr Webb! Word is that both he and Sony are eager to work together again on the Spidey sequel, but it would mean the director signing on to direct 2 movies with Fox..

According to The LA Times, Sony really want Marc Webb back to helm the planned 2014 sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, and perhaps more importantly -- after initially sounding uncertain in recent interviews -- Webb wants to return too. There may be a spanner in the works however. Back when Webb directed 500 Days Of Summer for Fox Searchlight, he was locked in for one more movie with them. But apparently the execs gave him a reprieve to go work on TASM for Sony. This time though, they are unlikely to do him the same favor -- unless..

Fox is considering giving its blessing to Webb on "Spidey" but in exchange would extract a two-picture commitment from Webb. It would be a steep price to pay for the filmmaker — most in-demand directors don’t like locking themselves up that long — but it would free him to return to one of Hollywood's biggest franchises.

If no agreement can be reached, Sony will need to start looking for a replacement director quickly, as the movie is lined up to hit theaters in 21 months. Alex Kurzman, Roberto Orci, and James Vanderbilt are currently working on a script, which is expected to answer a few of those "untold story" questions left over from the first movie.

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GreenHalJordan - 7/30/2012, 8:27 PM would that INCLUDE other Spidery movies with Fox helping out or would that be 2 completely different movies.
FckyouFlipflops - 7/30/2012, 8:28 PM
OMG WEBB !! you better freaking take this.....
Anthrax - 7/30/2012, 8:30 PM
finish what you started
batmanmovie2012 - 7/30/2012, 8:36 PM
Hope he comes back
Darkknight23 - 7/30/2012, 8:37 PM
I know I'm gonna get hassled for saying this, but I did not like TASM
Supes17 - 7/30/2012, 8:38 PM
I wasn't that impressed by TASM...
But this franchise has ALOT OF POTENTIAL!
subzero1077 - 7/30/2012, 8:40 PM
Bring back Raimi.
ScarSpeedster - 7/30/2012, 8:40 PM
I thought it was no better than the original, and i have little doubt the next one will be as good as the original sequel.
angus666 - 7/30/2012, 8:40 PM
I enjoyed TASM way more than I expected I would. I hope Webb does this.
TheAcuario - 7/30/2012, 8:41 PM
webb take this!!!!!!!! so many directors are starting big franchises and leaving after the first installment stay!!
TheTaskmaster - 7/30/2012, 8:41 PM
If this movie came out before the Raimi movies, everyone would say this movie was better...just sayin. I loved TASM and I'm a huge Spidey fan. Take off the rose-tinted glasses people.
Rhinoman - 7/30/2012, 8:44 PM
@GreenHalJordan It essentially means that Fox will tell Webb, when he is free once more that he has two options.

1. Give us some form of original screenplay where you can have a true artistic control in options.

2. Show a number of pictures that Fox has brewing in some stage of development and give him an option to choose one of them.

CloserPleasures - 7/30/2012, 8:45 PM
get someone else to do it andrew was perfect as spiderman but movie was so whatever could have been so much better ppl are just forcing themselves to like it .
Rhinoman - 7/30/2012, 8:46 PM
@theTaskmaster Any time the previous trilogy does adequatley people will feed off their pre-concived notions of the previous film
Lego - 7/30/2012, 8:46 PM
TASM was average at best. I just think Sony should have went with someone more experienced with at least 3 films under their belt. Marc Webb doesn't have any style or vision. He needed more time to grow as a director. Hopefully the second one he will have enough time and prep to make a beyond great film. But if he doesn't come back no one will even remember he was there.

MrAgamotto - 7/30/2012, 8:49 PM

You´re not alone. I also dislike the movie.

dormammu - 7/30/2012, 8:50 PM
i like him for the sequel but with they would do it one at a time, raimis first two were good, third was well
dormammu - 7/30/2012, 8:50 PM
Bodwulf - 7/30/2012, 8:51 PM
They are making another one??????
FireKnightRises - 7/30/2012, 8:53 PM
I just want them to fix the suit
ATrueHero1987 - 7/30/2012, 8:57 PM
TASM was pretty good but could've been so much better! I hope he can direct the sequel and learn from the mistakes of TASM.
JDUKE25 - 7/30/2012, 8:58 PM
@MrAgamotto lmao that's hilarious
Caveboy0 - 7/30/2012, 8:59 PM
i will throw my head into the pointiest of window shards if people would stop complaining about the suit.

its so petty so minuscule in the complaining. it just. the pain of the window would be much less.

i really liked the film. the villain plot wasn't much, but the character work was really well done. the acting was great and the cast was impressive.

sony took risks and the cast and crew payed attention to what makes a better spider-man movie. honestly I'm' not sure how people can consider the first film better.
Deadshot - 7/30/2012, 9:01 PM
the Amazing Spider-Man sucked, what a soulless cash grab
travispipes - 7/30/2012, 9:01 PM
I really don't think any of the problems in The Amazing Spider-Man where Marc Webb's fault.
VIKEME - 7/30/2012, 9:03 PM
TASM was definitely a solid movie for the new franchise, I would be super bummed if Marc Webb wasn't back for the sequel.

This is GREAT news! Hope they get this done so they can start filming before the end of the year.
Caveboy0 - 7/30/2012, 9:05 PM
@ deadshot


putting it up against the original the film had more soul than hell most of the original trilogy. Andrew Garflied was twice the actor as tobey maguire.
AstonishingSpiderMan - 7/30/2012, 9:05 PM
tasm wasnt perfect but it was better than the p.o.s. spiderman and spiderman 3 sam raimi films.
Moakynubs - 7/30/2012, 9:05 PM
Do it.
MarkJulian - 7/30/2012, 9:06 PM
So pretty much, Webb is going to say No....
VIKEME - 7/30/2012, 9:08 PM
The main problems with TASM were the villain and a couple of botched moments, in spite of those things, I thought it is right up there with Spider-Man 2 as the best Spidey yet.

This time around, they won't be working with a huge CG creature as the villain, so that should make it a lot easier.
BlueArcher98 - 7/30/2012, 9:11 PM
They could make him do daredevil
GizmoEl - 7/30/2012, 9:12 PM
The best part of the movie, aside from the brilliantly choreographed fight scenes, was the perfectly written story between Gwen and Peter. Andrew and Emma's great chemistry combined with Webb's great directing made the best romantic couple a CBM has had in a very long time.
DrDoom - 7/30/2012, 9:12 PM
Am I the only one out there that sees all four Spider-Man movies for mediocre films they are?
RAWRG - 7/30/2012, 9:16 PM
Hope he comes back. I enjoyed TASM. He has to finish what he started
JDUKE25 - 7/30/2012, 9:16 PM
But yeah, I don't see him coming back.
thewolfx - 7/30/2012, 9:18 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHA OMG that was the funniest shit iv read all day!!!

i hope webb doesnt come back the guy wanted to turn spiderman into a chic flick

granted i liked TASM but it was no were near spiderman 2 which is what you would need if your gonna reboot so [frick]in quick.

deal wit it -_-
BooYah - 7/30/2012, 9:19 PM
Get a new director and writers. Improve on the first which in my opinion is the worst out of the big 3 movies this summer.
TheBatman50k - 7/30/2012, 9:22 PM
Just what we need, I didnt hate TASM but it wasnt great.
MisterBabadook - 7/30/2012, 9:22 PM
TASM was just okay in my opinion. By the time it found its footing it was at its climax and I thought the resolution was pretty lame. Loved the new May/Ben/Peter dynamic though!

That's just me.
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