When news broke that Sam Raimi was off Spider-Man 4, everyone buzzed about who might take over the superhero franchise, with Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood saying that the ironically named Marc Webb was the top choice to direct.
Looks like she may have been right: New York Magazine's Vulture blog confirmed that "Sony will imminently announce a deal with (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb to direct not one, but three Spider-Man movies in a rebooted franchise that will focus far more on the private life of Peter Parker":
Webb's other big appeal? He's much cheaper than the old Spider-Man crew. The deal just now being sewn up calls for Webb to be paid roughly $10 million for the first film, with substantial bonuses built in if the picture reaches certain box-office milestones.
The news was that Sony wants to reboot the Spider-Man franchise as a high-school franchise, though there's been no official confirmation of that yet.
What do you think of this choice?
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