In the wake of Marvel and Sony's agreement to reboot the Spider-Man film franchise as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Amazing Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb has remained mum on the topic - until now.
Speaking to MTV at Comic-Con International: San Diego, Webb opened up about his hopes for the new franchise, and what it's like to move on from such a high profile project.
"I'm really psyched that Spider-Man is going back to the Marvel universe, I'm really excited to see that incarnation," said Webb. “And Jon Watts is directing it, I knew him from the old music video days and he'd done some really fantastic music videos so it's really exciting. It’s sad a little bit to surrender that in a way, but it’s as it must be I guess.”
Speaking to the casting of a younger Spider-Man, Webb said "I think there's a huge capacity for reinvention within the realm of the Spider-Man universe. It happens all the time in the comics, and as I've said many times before, Spider-Man belongs on screen. And there's a lot of different ways to interpret that character, whether it's Miles Morales or Peter Parker or whomever. I'm really curious to see how that evolves. "
Webb also expressed his regret at not getting to explore "The Gentleman," the man in the hat that would have organized the Sinister Six, or Venom, but said he believed the Marvel films would address those villains at some point.
Check out the entire interview right here: