A new director has been hired for Spider-Man 4, which will now be the beginning of a new series of films that focus on a younger Peter Parker (see “Columbia to Reboot Spider-Man”).  Marc Webb, who directed the Golden Globe-nominated (500) Days of Summer, has been signed to direct the reboot, according to New York magazine. 

Not only will Webb bring a new sensibility to the film, he also will be significantly cheaper than Sam Raimi, who was receiving gross points for his work on the franchise according to the report.