Marc Webb to Direct Next Spider-Man

New director best known for indie flick (500) Days of Summer
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2010 10:53 AM CST
Marc Webb poses during a photocall for the movie " 500 Days of Summer " at the 35th American Film Festival, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, in Deauville, Normandy, France.   (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
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(Newser) – The biggest twist so far in the next Spider-Man film is quite possibly the choice of director. The appropriately-named Marc Webb, best known for directing recent indie romance (500) Days of Summer, has signed on to helm Sony’s 2012 relaunch of the franchise, Variety reports. Still unknown is who will replace Tobey Maguire in the title role—Robert Pattinson, of Twilight fame, is one rumored possibility.

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