Mike Fleming at Deadline Hollywood says Sony's wish list includes Anderson, James Cameron, David Fincher, and ... Marc Webb. Who? The man who directed 500 Days of Summer, that's who. 500 Days was his first feature, but it was very well-received, and, as Fleming points out, it shows a terrific grasp of the way young people think, which will apparently be crucial in the teen-Peter-Parker Spidey reboot. Also, his last name is Webb. I mean, come on.
The other tidbit in Fleming's post is that the reason the film won't come out until summer 2012 is that it will "likely" be shot in 3D, which is more complicated and time-consuming and super-trendy, etc. Yes, 3D. Ah, of course -- that was the problem with the Spider-Man franchise! You didn't have to wear glasses to watch it! Why didn't we think of this solution sooner??
Webb doesn't have any superhero experience, but hey, neither does anyone, until they make their first superhero movie. The guys now considered perfect for the genre -- Sam Raimi, Christopher Nolan -- started in other areas; anyway, good storytelling, which Webb clearly has a grasp of, ought to be at the center of any story, regardless of whether the protagonist wears tights. What do you think?