Guess Who Was Just Offered the Next Three Installments of the Spider-Man Reboot?

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For a franchise that has earned Sony billions, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man legacy met its end swiftly and tragically, its radioactive hero left with little more to do than dangle from a fire escape wiping websnot from his nose. The resulting "reboot" was to be everything Hollywood is currently obsessed with: leaner, younger, darker, New Moonier. James Cameron could barely conceal his contempt in dismissing the material as "sloppy seconds," as if Mary Jane Watson was some oral-herpes-covered school slut proposing they make out under the bleachers. Who, then, would handle this spider-tainted material?

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According to Vulture (yes! Vulture! The very scavenger that toppled the franchise in the first place!), that honor goes to (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb. Heavily rumored as a front-runner for the first film, Webb -- who chairman Amy Pascal sees as "a latter-day Cameron Crowe for the economically and socially angsty Generation Y," they write -- has actually been offered the next three Spider-Man films. The move saves them money up front, as he is rumored to earn $10 million for the first, plus far more down the line, as his deal doesn't include the hefty 25% of the profits written into Raimi's and star Tobey Maguire's contracts.

Gentlemen...start your catchphrases!

"With great power comes a giant shit on my face. Literally."

Hmm. Might need some finessing.

· Vulture Exclusive: Sony Offers (500) Days of Summer Director Marc Webb the Next Three Spider-Mans [Vulture]



Comments

  • gabriel Rude says:

    Fuck Spider-Man...I LOVE sam but even he couldn't make those films enjoyable...Beyond the opening weekend BIG SCREEN novelty. 500 days of summer guy is just a joke. Stick to the Rom-coms or whatever the hell the kids are calling them these days.
    rock Out

  • Michael Adams says:

    Ha! Watched (500) Days Of Summer last night. Is Marc Webb 14 years old? And the last line. Bwaaahaaaa. I do however look forward to new Spidey R-Pattz doing a montagey post-web-sling dance to Hall & Oates' Maneater.

  • Old No.7 says:

    I eagerly await the scene where Peter Parker is standing outside of Mary Jane's window, holding a boom-box over his head.

  • SunnydaZe says:

    So, now Spider-man will "look me right in the eye and tell the truth">
    "This idea sucks."

  • Harry N says:

    Marvel seriously has to get back it's rights from sony. They've truly ruined a great character and series.

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