MTV News caught up with Webb on the Golden Globe Awards red carpet to get his thoughts on the rumors pegging him as Sony's most-wanted man behind the camera when Peter Parker returns to the big screen in 2012.
"Of course," Webb told MTV News when asked if he was a fan of Spider-Man. "Stan Lee, big fan ... love the 'Ultimate [Spider-Man]' stuff."
Name-dropping the Spidey co-creator and the "Ultimate Spider-Man" series that many (including Splash Page) have indicated as a potential source material for a "Spider-Man" reboot, Webb played coy on whether he was indeed among the favored directors for Peter Parker's next big-screen adventure, he certainly didn't seem opposed to the idea.
"How could you not be a fan of Peter Parker and Spider-Man?" he asked.
So, given his affinity for the character, we had to ask: Would his "500 Days of Summer" star Joseph Gordon-Levitt make a good Peter Parker? After all, he's one of our suggestions for the role!
"Joseph Gordon-Levitt would make a good Meryl Streep — he can do anything," laughed Webb.
Reluctant to tip his "Spider-Man" hat, Webb simply said, "I hope so," when asked if we should expect an announcement regarding his next project any time soon.
"I have to get back to work," he laughed.
Keep it locked to Splash Page for more "Spider-Man" movie news as it develops.
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