After yesterday's big news that Marc Webb was hired to direct the new Spider-Man reboot, some new information about the film was revealed. Risky Business Blog is reporting that the film will be budgeted at $80 million and confirmed that Webb has the option of returning for two more sequels. Here's an excerpt from the article.
Webb, who has options on two sequels, will now tackle a James Vanderbilt script that sees a Spider-Man movie that will look and feel very different from the big movies that went before it.
The plan for the movie is to be in the $80 million range and feature a cast of relative unknowns (so you can quash those Rob Pattinson or Gordon-Levitt rumors at this point). And the story will be pared down to center on a high school kid who is dealing with the knowledge that his uncle died even though the teen had the power to stop it.
The touchstone for the new movie will not be the 1960s comics, which were the inspiration behind the movies by Raimi, who grew on up on them, but rather this past decade's "Ultimate Spider-Man" comics by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley where the villain-fighting took a back seat to the high school angst.
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