The fate of the new Spider-Man movie's story and the coveted role of Peter Parker remain closely guarded subjects.

New director Marc Webb, who took home a Best Screenplay award for "(500) Days of Summer" Friday night at the Independent Spirit Awards, wouldn't reveal any secrets on the red carpet, but he did say that he's open to different possibilities as he looks for a lead actor. He's had "cool conversations" with "(500) Days" star Joseph Gordon-Levitt about the character and communicated with "Avatar" director James Cameron about filming "Spider-Man" in 3-D. And though he wants to hear more from Cameron, Webb won't commit to Levitt or any other face to put under the mask at the moment.

"We're casting a wide net," Webb told MTV News. "That's really all I can say at this moment."

He did say the mythology behind the character fascinates him and that his interest in Spider-Man goes way back.

"I think that there's something about Peter Parker that's just — he's a legend, and that mythology is appealing to me, and it has been for a long time," the director explained. "It's really just a dream come true."

Asked about his exchanges with James Cameron and "Avatar" producer Jon Landau about 3-D possibilities for "Spider-Man," Webb wouldn't delve into specifics. He did, however, predict meetings down the road.

"I've talked to Jon [Landau] a little bit," he said. "I'd like to talk to those guys more. They're fantastic representatives for 3-D, and we'll be talking more about that, but right now, I'm doing a pilot, so my mind has been sort of consumed by that a little bit."

As for Sam Raimi, the director he will inherit Spider-Man from, Webb offered nothing but praise, noting that he still sees untapped potential. "[Raimi] did something fantastic, but I do think the mythology of Spider-Man is wide and vast," he said. "I think there's more opportunity to explore that cinematically. Sam is not only a great guy, but a fantastic director, and it's a humbling prospect, but I'm looking forward to it."

Regarding Peter Parker and Webb's own adventure into 3-D filmmaking, meanwhile, announcements may be on the way soon.

"In the coming weeks, more will unfold," he promised.

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