Marc Webb has been confirmed as the director of the new Spider-Man movie coming in 2012. Webb is the director of (500) Days of Summer and not a whole lot else. That might not sound like much but (500) Days has earned a lot of praise. Of all the rumoured directors Webb was the most promising but that probably says more about how bad a lot of those rumors were. More importantly having Webb as the director indicates that this won't be just a mindless action film.
Man this is happening all so fast. So Joseph Gordon Levitt as Peter Parker? That wouldn't be bad casting although I doubt it'll happen. I'd rather see him come back as Cobra Commander anyways.