“The Amazing Spider-Man” didn't exactly made a killing at the box office but it made plenty of money to warrant a sequel and even a threequel. Plus, it was well received by fans and critics alike.
Even so, it looks like someone will
have to take the fall for the underwhelming performance of the film – and director Marc Webb might be it, according to reports online.
Columbia Pictures boss Doug Belgrad talked to The Hollywood Reporter
about the possibility of Webb returning – and more or less said it's almost certain he won't be back.
“We’d really like him back, but there are obstacles. He has an obligation to Fox,” Belgrad says. Webb is tied to Fox for a new film.
Belgrad also addresses the “untold story” plotline promised in early ads, which turned out to be the story fans had known for years, with too few surprises: they had to cut out many of the scenes they'd shot.
“The section where Rhys Ifans’ character turns irrevocably into the Lizard. It took several months to figure out, and the filmmakers cut a bunch of scenes. In software parlance, it required a patch,” Belgrad says.
Assuming Webb really doesn't come back for the sequel, consider the hunt for a director officially on.