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Marc Webb Won't Direct 'Amazing Spider-Man 4'

March 17, 2014 (5:01 am) GMT
The director says he will relinquish his duty as a helmer after 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3' and wants to get involved as a consultant in the next entry.

Marc Webb is ready to leave "". The director, who helped relaunch the franchise after Sam Raimi's trilogy, reveals he will not return to the directing seat after the third movie. He would love to still get involved as a consultant and hopes to pursue other projects in his spare time.

"I'd like to be involved as a consultant," he told The Daily Beast in a recent interview. "I've already talked to these guys about it, but in terms of directing it, that will close out my tenure. I've had so much fun doing it, but after the third movie, it'll be the time to find something else."

When asked about the project to bring together Spidey's most evil villains, Webb said, "We're building out a more complicated Spider-Man universe with characters that people haven't seen in other Spider-Man movies - '', '', and more. We'd all love to overlap with other studios, but it's beyond my pay grade."

On the difference between Harry Osborn in Raimi's story and his own, Webb commented, "I wanted him to be as smart as Peter Parker. is a very intelligent man, but his Harry Osborn was a little bit dopey. This Harry Osborn is incredibly sharp. Harry and Peter are bound by the loss of their fathers and their abandonment issues. In Raimi's film, Harry is trying to protect Peter from getting bullied or whatever, and in this one, they're more like brothers."

In "", Harry is portrayed by . Meanwhile, and his real-life girlfriend are back as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. stars as Electro, and as The Rhino. was initially tapped to play Mary Jane Watson, but her scene was eventually cut off. "It felt wrong," Webb simply said.

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