Ever since the official announcement came down the pipeline that Marc Webb would be continuing his stint in the director’s chair of his Amazing Spider-Man saga with the third film, the biggest question surrounding his career has been whether he would direct the confirmed fourth entry in the series. Today, we have an answer.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Webb confirmed he has no plans to continue directing after the conclusion of production on the third film. “I’d like to be involved as a consultant,” said the director when asked about his planned involvement in future films, “and I’ve already talked to these guys about it, but in terms of directing it, [the third film] 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.”
Webb killed it as director of the first film in the series back in 2012, and thus far, things are looking good for this follow-up, which is due to hit theaters May 2nd. That said, it’s understandable for him to want to move on after the third film, but the news of him wanting to stay on as a consultant is nice to hear. Maybe whomever is chosen to serve as his successor will learn some good lessons during pre-production.