Marc Webb Won't Direct THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 4

Sony has already set a release date for The Amazing Spider-Man 4 in 2018, but Marc Webb intends to wrap up his tenure as director with the third instalment in 2016. The source? Webb himself! He also touches on expanding the Spider-Man Cinematic Universe, Dane DeHaan's Green Goblin, and more...


"I’d like to be involved as a consultant," Marc Webb told The Daily Beast when they asked him whether the deal he has in place to direct the third instalment of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise will be his last Spider-Man movie or if he'd return for the fourth. "I’ve already talked to these guys about it, but in terms of directing it, that will close out my tenure. I’ve had so much fun doing it, but after the third movie, it’ll be the time to find something else." That's a pretty definitive answer, and it leaves a lot of questions as to where the story will now go when 2018 rolls around if Webb intends to wrap it all up as part of a trilogy. Talk then turned to how the studio is currently going about expanding Spider-Man Cinematic Universe, and when he was quizzed on whether or not he wishes that the iconic Marvel superhero could assemble alongside The Avengers, Webb responded: "We’re building out a more complicated Spider-Man universe with characters that people haven’t seen in other Spider-Man movies—The Sinister Six, Venom, and more. We’d all love to overlap with other studios, but it’s beyond my pay grade."

Finally, after claiming that "it felt wrong" to introduce Mary Jane Watson as a potential love interest for Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Webb had this to say about Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn. "I wanted him to be as smart as Peter Parker. James Franco is a very intelligent man, but his Harry Osborn was a little bit dopey. This Harry Osborn is incredibly sharp. Harry and Peter are bound by the loss of their fathers and their abandonment issues. In Raimi’s film, Harry is trying to protect Peter from getting bullied or whatever, and in this one, they’re more like brothers." As for how Harry becomes the Green Goblin, the director would only say: "Yeah. There will be some "creature of the night" popping up." What do you guys make of these comments? Are you disappointed that Webb won't be returning to helm The Amazing Spider-Man 4? Be sure to sound off with your thoughts on this news in the usual place!

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