We hear Sam Raimi's already picked his replacement director for the Spider-Man movie series: Predators director Nimrod Antal. Which is a much more pleasant rumor than the idea that Robert Pattinson will play Peter Parker. Stop these rumors now!
According to Quiet Earth, Sam Raimi really wants Nimrod Antal to take over the teen Spider-Man reboot. Why? Because because everyone loves Predators, that's why.
Sam Raimi met Nimrod on the Sony lot before his first US film, Vacancy. They clicked, so Sam hired him to direct Armored. Now, Predators is getting some great word-of-mouth around tinsel-town. Warners loves it and now Sam Raimi and Sony want the director back at the studio to helm Spiderman.
This is what we call a believable rumor - as opposed to the talk that Robert Pattinson will be the next Peter Parker, via Reelz Channel. Forget the fact that Pattinson looks like James Franco's mopey brother, and that he had to get muscles spray painted on to his torso for New Moon, according to MTV - he's too old. By the time this movie goes into production, he'll probably be 24. There's just no way he could get cast as the dorky teenage Peter Parker. No chance, let's kill this meme now.