Marc Preston Webb
Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.
|Alma mater||Colorado College|
University of Wisconsin–Madison
|Occupation(s)||Music video director, filmmaker|
|Notable work||500 Days of Summer|
The Amazing Spider-Man
Marc Preston Webb is an American filmmaker and music video director. Webb made his feature film directorial debut in 2009 with the romantic comedy 500 Days of Summer and went on to direct The Amazing Spider-Man, for which he was later dubbed as the "Webb-Verse" by Marvel Studios in 2021. He also directed the drama films Gifted and The Only Living Boy in New York.
Webb was born in Bloomington, Indiana, the son of Margaret Ruth (née Stocker), a scientist, and Norman Lott Webb, who works in math education at the University of Wisconsin. When he was eighteen months old, Webb's family moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where he was raised. He graduated from Madison West High School in 1992, and subsequently attended Colorado College, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison, from which he graduated with an English degree.
Webb began his trade as an editor before turning his hand to directing music videos. He told The Daily Beast: "The very first video I did was for a band called The Shame Idols in Birmingham, Alabama, and I paid for it on a credit card and my mom loaned me about $500 to finish it. It was actually about a superhero—a Catwoman-y type of thing. This woman who sewed the costume together, and we shot it on 16mm film. You can't see it anywhere and it's not on YouTube—and I'm glad it's not. The first video that got shown was a Blues Traveler video called "Canadian Rose," but I just did the concept stuff for it. Between 1999 and 2009, he directed videos for the likes of Good Charlotte, Evanescence, AFI, 3 Doors Down, Green Day, My Chemical Romance and Snow Patrol.
His feature-length debut, 500 Days of Summer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, was released in July 2009 to a positive critical reception. In January 2010, Columbia Pictures hired Webb to direct The Amazing Spider-Man, a reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise, released in July 2012 and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. He returned to direct the sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which was released on May 2, 2014. Developing the 2021 Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film Spider-Man: No Way Home for Marvel Studios, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers officially dubbed the fictional universe of Webb's Spider-Man films as the Webb-Verse in his honor. In November 2021, it was also revealed that he, along with Sam Raimi, were brought on as creative consultants for the film.
In February 2019, he signed on to direct the live-action reimagined version of the 2016 Japanese anime film Your Name  before he was replaced on September 18, 2020 by Lee Isaac Chung. In May 2019, it was announced that Webb will direct a live-action adaptation of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
In 2013, Christopher Keyser and Webb pitched the mystery drama The Society to Showtime, but the network later decided to pass on the series. Netflix turned the pitch into a series instead; created by Keyser and executive produced by both Keyser and Webb, The Society premiered on May 19, 2019. In July 2019, it was announced that Webb and his Black Lamb production company signed a deal with ABC Studios. In March 2022, Webb signed on to direct the supernatural thriller Day Drinker, written by Zach Dean.
Webb's signature is a white lamb, which has appeared in a few of his videos. In Brand New's "Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades" video, the lamb appears on the door before Jesse Lacey enters the bar. It also appears on the shirt of a girl in the bar. In Yellowcard's "Ocean Avenue" and "Rough Landing, Holly" videos, the lamb appears on the briefcase Ryan Key carries around.
- 500 Days of Summer (2009)
- The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
- Gifted (2017)
- The Only Living Boy in New York (2017)
- Snow White (2024)
|2010||The Office||Yes||No||No||Episode: "The Manager and the Salesman"|
|Lone Star||Yes||No||No||Episode: "Pilot"|
Co-wrote and directed "Badge! Gun!"
|2015–2019||Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||Yes||Yes||Yes||Directed "Josh Just Happens to Live Here!";|
Co-wrote and directed "Where Is Josh's Friend?"
|2019||The Code||Yes||Yes||No||Episode: "Blowed Up"|
|The Society||Yes||Yes||No||Episodes: "What Happened", "Our Town" and "How it Happens"|
|2019–present||Blood & Treasure||No||Yes||No|
|2019–2021||Why Women Kill||Yes||Yes||No||Episodes: "Murder Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry" and|
"I'd Liked To Kill Ya But I Just Washed My Hair"
|The Republic of Sarah||No||Yes||No|
|Just Beyond||Yes||Yes||No||Episodes: "Leave Them Kids Alone" and "We've Got Spirits, Yes We Do"|
- MxPx – "Everything Sucks (When You're Gone)" (November 2003)
- Brand New – "Sic Transit Gloria.... Glory Fades" (December 2003)
- Lott Clark, Susan (1993). Southern letters and life in the mid 1800s. Wisconsin: the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
- Vary, Adam B. (2021-12-30). "'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Screenwriters Explain All Those Surprises and Spoilers: 'This Wasn't Just Fan Service'". Variety. Retrieved 2022-03-30.
- Webb, Marc (2009-06-24). "Marc Webb's 500 Days of Blogging #1 - Dudes in Love". FirstShowing.net. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
- Thomas, Rob (2009-08-09). "Summer in the Spotlight". The Capital Times. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
- Dudek, Duane (2009-04-01). "Director returning for Madison film debut". Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
- Osterndorf, Chris (October 26, 2009). "Director Marc Webb moves on from "(500) Days of Summer" and visits DePaul". The Depaulia. Archived from the original on November 3, 2009. Retrieved July 6, 2010.
- Stern, Marlow (March 15, 2014). "Marc Webb Takes Us Inside 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' and Discusses His Rise to the A-List". The Daily Beast. Retrieved January 25, 2022.
- Lloyd, Kenji (June 28, 2012). "Top 10 Marc Webb Music Videos before The Amazing Spider-Man". HeyUGuys. Retrieved January 25, 2022.
- "500 Days of Summer (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved September 7, 2009.
- Fleming, Mike (January 13, 2010). "Will Sony Spin Spidey Reboot With Webb?". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 20, 2010.
- Fuge, Jonathan (26 November 2021). "Spider-Man: No Way Home Brought in Past Directors Sam Raimi & Marc Webb as Consultants". MovieWeb. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
- "Marvel, Samsung's VR Experience Throws You Into an Epic Avengers Battle". adage.com. Retrieved 2022-02-04.
- White, James (2019-02-17). "Marc Webb directing 'Your Name' remake". Empire. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
- Kroll, Justin (September 18, 2020). "Lee Isaac Chung To Direct 'Your Name' Live-Action Reimagining From Toho, Paramount And Bad Robot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
- "Marc Webb Eyed to Direct Disney's 'Snow White' Remake (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.com. May 30, 2019. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
- Yeates, Cydney (May 12, 2019). "The Society was originally axed by Showtime: Inside the history of Netflix's latest mystery series". Metro. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
- "Kathryn Newton To Star In Netflix Drama Series From Chris Keyser & Marc Webb". Deadline Hollywood. July 24, 2018.
- Thorne, Will (2019-07-24). "Marc Webb Sets Overall Deal With ABC Studios". Variety. Retrieved 2020-10-12.
- Wiseman, Andreas (March 16, 2022). "'The Amazing Spider-Man' Director Marc Webb Set For Supernatural Thriller 'Day Drinker' For 'The Tomorrow War' Scribe & 30West". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
- Herman, Jane (June 11, 2018). "July 8, 2018. Georgia Margaret Webb joined us in this world and suddenly Marc and I know nothing and everything there is to know of life and love. Best. Day. Ever". Instagram.
- Herman, Jane (October 6, 2019). "I married Marc! 💙 10.4.19 💙". Instagram.
- Herman, Jane (April 10, 2019). "Walter Ace Herman Webb ♠️ 4.5.21". Instagram. Retrieved January 25, 2022.
- "BackTracking: Acceptance tell the story behind "Different"". Alternative Press Magazine. May 4, 2015.