Marc Webb

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Marc Webb
Marc Webb by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Webb at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Marc Preston Webb

(1974-08-31) August 31, 1974 (age 47)
Alma materColorado College
University of Wisconsin–Madison
OccupationMusic video director, filmmaker
Years active1996–present
Notable work
500 Days of Summer
The Amazing Spider-Man
Gifted
The Only Living Boy in New York
Spouse(s)
Jane Herman
(m. 2019)
Children2

Marc Preston Webb[1] (born August 31, 1974) is an American music video director and filmmaker. 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 in 2012, for which he was dubbed the "Webb-Verse" by Marvel Studios in 2021.[2] He also directed the drama films Gifted and The Only Living Boy in New York.

Early life[edit]

Webb was born in Bloomington, Indiana, the son of Margaret Ruth (née Stocker) and Norman Lott Webb, who works in math education at the University of Wisconsin.[1][3] When he was eighteen months old, Webb's family moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where he was raised.[4][5] He graduated from Madison West High School in 1992, and subsequently attended Colorado College,[4] and the University of Wisconsin–Madison, from which he graduated with an English degree.[6]

Career[edit]

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.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10] 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.[2] In November 2021, it was also revealed that he, along with Sam Raimi, were brought on as creative consultants for the film. [11]

In 2015, Webb directed promotional ads for a partnership between Samsung and Avengers: Age of Ultron.[12][citation needed]

Webb is signed to DNA in Hollywood, California, and Academy Productions Ltd in the United Kingdom.

In February 2019, he signed on to direct the live-action reimagined version of the 2016 Japanese anime film Your Name [13] before he was replaced on September 18, 2020 by Lee Isaac Chung.[14] In September 2019, it was announced that Webb will direct a live-action adaptation of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.[15]

In 2013, Christopher Keyser and Webb pitched the mystery drama The Society to Showtime, but the network later decided to pass on the series.[16] On July 24, 2018, Netflix announced that they had given the production a series order for a first season. The series created by Keyser and executive produced by both, Keyser and Webb, premiered on May 10, 2019.[17] In July 2019, it was announced that Webb and his Black Lamb production company signed a deal with ABC Studios.[18] In March 2022, Webb signed on to direct the supernatural thriller Day Drinker, written by Zach Dean.[19]

Personal life[edit]

On June 8, 2018, Webb's girlfriend Jane Herman gave birth to a daughter, Georgia.[20] The couple married on October 4, 2019.[21] A son, Walter, was born on April 5, 2021.[22]

Webb's lamb[edit]

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.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Director Executive
producer
Writer Note
2010 The Office Yes No No Episode: "The Manager and the Salesman"
Lone Star Yes No No Episode: "Pilot"
2012 Battleground No Yes No
2015 Limitless Yes Yes Yes Directed "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?"
2018 Instinct Yes Yes No Episode: "Pilot"
2019 The Code Yes Yes No Episode: "Blowed Up"
The Society Yes Yes No Episodes: "What Happened", "Our Town" and "How it Happens"
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"
2021 Rebel Yes Yes No Episode: "Pilot"
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"

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
1997 "Canadian Rose" Blues Traveler
1999 "Still After You" Earth to Andy
2000 "Just Got Wicked" Cold
"Not That Kind" Anastacia
2001 "On the Line" Lance Bass
"Duck and Run" 3 Doors Down
"The Motivation Proclamation" Good Charlotte
"The Days of the Phoenix" AFI
"Duke Lion" Big Dumb Face
"Are You There?" Oleander
"Waiting" Green Day
"Festival Song" Good Charlotte
"Simple Creed" Live featuring Tricky
"Slow" Professional Murder Music
"Pain" Stereomud
"Eleanor Rigby" Godhead
"Beat the World" Pressure 4-5
2002 "Seein' Red" Unwritten Law
"American Girls" Counting Crows
"Unreal" SOiL
"She Hates Me" Puddle of Mudd
"Harder to Breathe" Maroon 5
"I Will Be Heard" Hatebreed
"When You’re on Top" The Wallflowers
"These Are the Days" O-Town
"Remember Me" Hoobastank
"Remember" Disturbed
2003 "Stupid Girl" Cold
"Sleeping Awake" P.O.D.
"The Leaving Song Pt. II" AFI
"Why Don't You & I" Santana & Alex Band
"Here Without You" 3 Doors Down
"Savior" Memento
"Say You Will" Wakefield
"Everything Sucks (When You're Gone)" MxPx
"Will You" P.O.D.
"Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades" Brand New
"Nothing at All" Santana featuring Musiq
2004 "With My Mind" Cold
"Change the World" P.O.D.
"I Don't Want to Be" Gavin DeGraw
"Silhouettes" Smile Empty Soul
"Heel over Head" Puddle of Mudd
"Give It Up" Midtown
"Ocean Avenue" Yellowcard
"I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" My Chemical Romance
"Breaking the Broken" Sparta
"Beautiful Soul" Jesse McCartney
"Walk into the Sun" Dirty Vegas
"Blood Red Summer" Coheed and Cambria
"Dare You to Move" (version 2) Switchfoot
"Disappear" Hoobastank
2005 "Work" Jimmy Eat World
"Bad Day" Daniel Powter
"All That I've Got" The Used
"Helena" My Chemical Romance
"Chocolate" Snow Patrol
"Eleanor" Low Millions
"Gotta Make It" Trey Songz featuring Twista
"Don’t Look Back" Antigone Rising
"Different"[23] Acceptance
"Middle of Nowhere" Hot Hot Heat
"Make a Move" Incubus
"Wake Up" Hilary Duff
"The Ghost of You" My Chemical Romance
"Boyfriend" Ashlee Simpson
"Free Loop (One Night Stand)" Daniel Powter
"Lights and Sounds" Yellowcard
"Perfect Situation" Weezer
2006 "Move Along" The All-American Rejects
"Youth" Matisyahu
"Rush" Aly & AJ
"Lie to Me" Daniel Powter
"Rough Landing, Holly" Yellowcard
"Miss Murder" AFI
"Invisible" Ashlee Simpson
"London Bridge" Fergie
"Fidelity" Regina Spektor
"Call Me When You're Sober" Evanescence
"Love Like Winter" AFI
"Wait a Minute" The Pussycat Dolls featuring Timbaland
"Rain" Barefoot
"These Walls" (Version 2) Teddy Geiger
2007 "The River" Good Charlotte
"Must Have Done Something Right" Relient K
"Last Night" P. Diddy
"I Don't Love You" My Chemical Romance
"Teenagers"
"Blood"
"Good Enough" (co-directed with Rich Lee) Evanescence
"Stiff Kittens" (co-directed with Rich Lee) Blaqk Audio
"Clumsy" (co-directed with Rich Lee) Fergie
"Better" (Version 2) Regina Spektor
"Start All Over" Miley Cyrus
2008 "Goodnight Goodnight" Maroon 5
"Party People" Nelly featuring Fergie
"Gives You Hell" The All-American Rejects
2009 "21 Guns" Green Day
"Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?" (Version 2) She and Him
"21st Century Breakdown" Green Day
"(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To" Weezer
2010 "Last of the American Girls" Green Day
2017 "Dusk Till Dawn" ZAYN featuring Sia

Editor videography[edit]

  • MxPx – "Everything Sucks (When You're Gone)" (November 2003)
  • Brand New – "Sic Transit Gloria.... Glory Fades" (December 2003)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lott Clark, Susan (1993). Southern letters and life in the mid 1800s. Wisconsin: the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ Webb, Marc (2009-06-24). "Marc Webb's 500 Days of Blogging #1 - Dudes in Love". FirstShowing.net. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
  4. ^ a b Thomas, Rob (2009-08-09). "Summer in the Spotlight". The Capital Times. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
  5. ^ Dudek, Duane (2009-04-01). "Director returning for Madison film debut". Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Lloyd, Kenji (June 28, 2012). "Top 10 Marc Webb Music Videos before The Amazing Spider-Man". HeyUGuys. Retrieved January 25, 2022.
  9. ^ "500 Days of Summer (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved September 7, 2009.
  10. ^ Fleming, Mike (January 13, 2010). "Will Sony Spin Spidey Reboot With Webb?". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 20, 2010.
  11. ^ Fuge, Jonathan. "Spider-Man: No Way Home Brought in Past Directors Sam Raimi & Marc Webb as Consultants". MovieWeb. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  12. ^ "Marvel, Samsung's VR Experience Throws You Into an Epic Avengers Battle". adage.com. Retrieved 2022-02-04.
  13. ^ White, James (2019-02-17). "Marc Webb directing 'Your Name' remake". Empire. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Disney's Live-Action 'Snow White' Remake To Begin Production Next Spring". The DisInsider. September 29, 2019.
  16. ^ Yeates, Cydney (May 12, 2019). "The Society was originally axed by Showtime: Inside the history of Netflix's latest mystery series". Metro. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  17. ^ "Kathryn Newton To Star In Netflix Drama Series From Chris Keyser & Marc Webb". Deadline Hollywood. July 24, 2018.
  18. ^ Thorne, Will (2019-07-24). "Marc Webb Sets Overall Deal With ABC Studios". Variety. Retrieved 2020-10-12.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ Herman, Jane (October 6, 2019). "I married Marc! 💙 10.4.19 💙". Instagram.
  22. ^ Herman, Jane (April 10, 2019). "Walter Ace Herman Webb ♠️ 4.5.21". Instagram. Retrieved January 25, 2022.
  23. ^ "BackTracking: Acceptance tell the story behind "Different"". Alternative Press Magazine. May 4, 2015.

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