Sony confirms Marc Webb to direct the new 'Spider-Man'
I'm not sure how to feel about this news. On the one hand, I'm overjoyed because I'm one of the few people on the planet who hated Sam Raimi's trilogy of Spider-Man films. Sure, a lot of people hated the third film, but I thought they were all crap. As a huge Spider-Man fan, I've been annoyed and saddened by the fact that most people the world over consider the characters from these films to be the definitive portrayals of the characters. I'm happy to see that Sony is "rebooting" the franchise, since they can only get better, right?
But who is this Marc Webb guy? He's only directed one film so far, and it wasn't one that I had any interest in seeing. I'm guessing he got the job because his name is Webb, right?
So... we'll see. I'm cautiously optimistic, if only because it's sure to be a departure from Sam Raimi's awful interpretation of the character. But still... I wish the film rights had gone back to Marvel.