Buried in an article by the L.A Times about what projects this years Oscar winners have lined up next is this nugget of info regarding directing gigs offered to Best Director winner Kathryn Bigelow:
Kathryn Bigelow, the veteran filmmaker who won Oscars on Sunday for best picture and best director, has also been cautious about signing on to a new film. The “Hurt Locker” director-producer has turned down a host of jobs on big-budget movies, including an offer to direct the relaunch of the “Spider-Man” franchise — the job wound up going to “(500) Days of Summer’s” Marc Webb.
Things like this always interest me. After directors and actors receive Oscar nominations there is a period of a few weeks between the announcement and the ceremony where they receive a ton of offers. Sony will have no doubt looked at a number of different directors after they decided they were rebooting the Spider-Man franchise, and I’m sure they had a glance at this year’s Best Director nominees for potential directors.
I can understand why Bigelow declined, although if she were to consider taking on a superhero movie I think she would be well suited to one in particular.