The Marc Webb directed Spiderman reboot has performed very well currently estimated to have generated approximately $531 million in worldwide box office revenues within less than a month of release.
The film has clearly been designed with sequels in mind as with any potential franchise in the current era of cinema, no doubt given the financial performance plans are already going ahead for the development of a sequel to the new film. But will those plans involve Marc Webb as director?
Webb comes from a background of directing music videos for bands including No Doubt and Green Day, however he made a large splash in the film industry with the popular ‘500 Days of Summer’ starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. It appears that part of his deal with Fox studios includes another film following ‘500 Days of Summer’ and this is where things get complicated with Spiderman.
Webb is reported to have an obligation to Fox Studios for another film however Sony are no doubt enthusiastic about moving on the Spiderman franchise in the short term future. Whether there is anyway for Webb to re-negotiate his obligations to Fox, or of Sony would wait for him to wrap up another film before returning to Spiderman we’ll just have to wait and see but for the time being his involvement in any sequel is far from assured.