Marc Webb made music videos, and then he made 500 Days of Summer, and then he made The Amazing Spider-Man, a reboot of that feature movie franchise. But when Sony Pictures boss Amy Pascal offered him the Spidey gig, he called it "the stupidest idea I ever heard," Webb said today at SXSW in Austin.
In the report in Variety, Webb then claimed Pascal responded with a cool, "Honey, you can't turn down Spider-Man." And he didn't, but this anecdote is nonetheless amusing because Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is kicking off this summer movie season in May, and he's said before that he sees this one as the beginning of a new trilogy.
Yes, so Webb is probably doing at least four megabudget pictures as a result of this most stupid of ideas. That sure is something. That the reboot itself was kinda bad is something else, but at least this new one has a blue, glowing Jamie Foxx.
Amazing Spider-Man 2 still c/o Columbia Pictures