Given that the studio wants the Spidey reboot to focus on Peter Parker's high school days, Webb is a good choice. (That's him in the picture, if you wondered what he looks like.) The Golden Globe-nominated 500 Days has a funny take on young angst, at once romantic, realistic, and fantastical -- all necessary elements in a good Spider-Man tale. 500 Days was his first feature film, but he's done award-winning music videos for such youth-friendly bands as Green Day, Weezer, My Chemical Romance, and All-American Rejects.
The press release (which you can read here) doesn't give a title for the film, which has been written by James Vanderbilt, nor does it mention whether it will be in 3D, as has been rumored. All we have is a release date, sort of: summer 2012. Production will start later this year.
What do you think? If you've seen 500 Days, do you think Webb will be a good fit? How many Spider-Man/Webb puns can you come up with?