With Amazing Spider-Man 2 months away, you might think it’s too soon to start talking about the fourth installment. However, when the franchise’s director says he won’t be directing Amazing Spider-Man 4, how can you not talk about it?
The Daily Beast caught up with director Marc Webb at South by Southwest and did an interview with him that covered his entire career. Obviously, his work on the Spider-Man reboot came up, and the topic allowed Webb to put in his official notice.
Webb, who has gone on record before as stating his Spider-Man was always envisioned as a trilogy, stated that if there is an Amazing Spider-Man 4, that he will not be a director for it.
And you’re signed on to direct the third Amazing Spider-Man as well. Will that be it for you?
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.
Considering that Sony wants a Spidey themed film each and every year, this cannot be taken by them as good news. Being that the Venom and Sinister Six movies presumably set in the reboot mythology will just be getting started, one assumes that Sony will be looking for a replacement for Webb instead of starting all over from scratch. As to who will replace him, and if Webb is definitely back for Amazing Spider-Man 3, is something to consider as we go forward with the reboot franchise.