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Marc WebbSony has selected '500 Days of Summer' director Marc Webb to helm its upcoming 'Spider-Man' reboot.

The fourth 'Spider-Man' movie will return the web-spinning hero, previously played by Toby Maguire, to high school, where he'll deal with issues related to the convergence of adolescent angst and super-human powers.

The screenplay will be written by 'Zodiac' screenwriter James Vanderbilt, and the film will retain producers Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin from the first three films. Marc WebbSony has selected '500 Days of Summer' director Marc Webb to helm its upcoming 'Spider-Man' reboot.

The fourth 'Spider-Man' movie will return the web-spinning hero, previously played by Toby Maguire, to high school, where he'll deal with issues related to the convergence of adolescent angst and super-human powers.

The screenplay will be written by 'Zodiac' screenwriter James Vanderbilt, and the film will retain producers Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin from the first three films.

Webb replaces Sam Raimi, who directed the first three 'Spider-Man' movies.

Terms of Webb's deal were not disclosed, but Sony, in its announcement, denied reports that the director is also signed to do two other 'Spider-Man' films, and that he's being paid $10 million a movie.

"At its core, 'Spider-Man' is a small, intimate human story about an everyday teenager that takes place in an epic super-human world," said Sony Co-chair Amy Pascal, in a statement. "The key for us as we sought a new director was to identify filmmakers who could give sharp focus to Peter Parker's life. We wanted someone who could capture the awe of being in Peter's shoes so the audience could experience his sense of discovery while giving real heart to the emotion, anxiety, and recklessness of that age and coupling all of that with the adrenaline of Spider-Man's adventure. We believe Marc Webb is the perfect choice to bring us on that journey."