December 14, 2014
Sony Wanted Phil Lord And Chris Miller To Replace Marc Webb For AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3
Another piece of information confirms how badly Sony wants Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Lego Movie, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street) involved with their Spider-Man franchise. An email leaked from October via TheDailyBeast has the co-president of production talking about the directing pair replacing Marc Webb on Amazing Spider-Man 3. Granted this was back in October, but we also have emails with Sony wanting them to handle an animated film.
Producer Jeff Robinov pitched a reboot idea to Sony which included a massive wish-list of creatives and directors. Lord/Miller just happened to be among those names, it's likely the studio darlings could be at the top of the pack and could be pitched to during this summit in January. All signs are seemingly pointing to these two being Sony's choice.