Marc Webb Will Not Direct ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 4’

By March 16, 2014
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Although The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is just starting pre-production, director Marc Webb has already announced that he will definitely not be helming the planned fourth installment of the blockbuster franchise.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, Webb surprised fans of the series by indicating that the third film will be his last as a director, although he would like to stay involved in the franchise some capacity:

I’d like to be involved as a consultant, and 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.

Webb also commented on Sony’s planned spin-off films that will revolve around villains like Venom and the Sinister Six.

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.

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In addition to Webb being out, stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are also not officially on board for the fourth film, so there are a lot of unknowns regarding the future of the franchise at this point. We’d previously heard that ASM 2 is supposed to be kicking off a new trilogy of Spidey stories, so the news that Webb won’t be the director responsible for finishing that off is a little surprising. One thing that is known is that The Amazing Spider-Man 4 is scheduled to be released on May 4, 2018. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released on May 2nd of this year, introducing Jaime Foxx as Electro and featuring Paul Giamatti’s four minute cameo as The Rhino, while The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has a June 10, 2016 release date. I can barely plan my day, let alone four years in the future, so well done, Sony.

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Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin is a Los Angeles based writer and performer. She has appeared in numerous sketch comedy/improv shows at venues in L.A., including the Groundlings Theater, Comedy Central Stage, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she played Squeaky Fromme in the infamous alternative comedy show Comedy Death Ray. Unfinished projects include a memoir and a musical based on the life and death of JonBenet Ramsey. She has lots of other brilliant ideas she might complete. She really just needs more encouragement. You can follow Desi on Twitter: @Desijedeikin Here: truecrimejunkie.com And here too: xoJane.com She likes being followed.
  • Becky Rimini

    I don`t know what will happen without Marc Webb. But it`s a long time ahead of us. Can`t say anything right now.

  • Timothy W Williams

    You have got to be kidding. Webb’s vision added so much to the last flick how can you afford to lose that?

  • Liat1938

    fair dues you can’t just doing the same type of movie, its good to broaden the horizons

  • RuthJSmith

    Fair enough 🙂 I wish him nothing but the best for his future – I’m guessing he’ll go back to drama?

  • Glan1957

    Spider-Man vs Punisher in the larger universe… if they don’t decide to reboot it.