It looks like Marc Webb is ready to leave the Spidey universe.
Webb, who helped relaunch the franchise in 2012 after Sam Raimi’s trilogy starring Tobey Maguire, told The Daily Beast that he won’t return to direct any more movies after the third installment. That means there’s at least one more “Amazing Spider-Man” movie that he won’t helm. However, he’s interested in consulting Sony’s upcoming Spidey pics.
“I’d like to be involved as a consultant,” he recently told The Daily Beast. “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.”
Sony recently announced plans for two follow-ups “Amazing Spider-Man 3″ and “4” slated for 2016 and 2018 focused on the villains Venom and The Sinister Six.
Webb follows in the footsteps of “Avengers” director Joss Whedon, who’s consulted on other Marvel Studios films. He even shot bonus scenes for next month’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and 2011’s “Thor.” “X-Men” director Bryan Singer directed the first two films and produced “X-Men: First Class” before returning to the director’s chair this summer’s “Days of Future Past.”
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, bows May 2.