Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb to return to his comedic roots

There’s no denying that Amazing Spider-Man 2 was actually quite a funny film. But what do you expect when Marc Webb, the man who directed it, is responsible for one of the biggest comedy movies of all time with 500 Days of Summer. However, Spider-Man is an entirely different beast to the comedy starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, there’s action and violence and special effects etc.

However, CinemaBlend have reported that Marc Webb is returning to his less Hollywood-y comedic roots to direct a new comedy television show. Webb will also be executively producing Showtime’s half-hour comedy musical pilot ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ which is starring comedian/viral star Rachel Bloom who is perhaps best known for her NSFW viral video ‘F**k me, Ray Bradbury’.

Rachel Bloom will be co-writing the show with The Devil Wears Prada screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna, who also screenwrote the recent reimaginings of Annie and Cinderella. Webb will no-doubt be using all of the comedic tools evident from 500 Days of Summer to keep up with Rachel’s Flight of the Conchords-esque humour. Don’t worry though folks, he’ll be taking on special effects ridden action again for Amazing Spider-Man 3 soon enough.

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