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ET has the latest...

There are reports that 'Twilight' hunk Robert Pattinson is leaving his fangs behind for another blockbuster franchise -- to take over the role of 'Spider-Man' now that original webslinger Tobey Maguire has announced he won't be doing the next installment.  ET has the truth behind the rumors.

Sony/Columbia has denied the rumor telling ET, "Our first step is to find a director."

Earlier this week both star Tobey Maguire and director Sam Raimi both announced they would not be back for the next movie.

The next 'Spider-Man' movie is scheduled to hit theaters summer of 2012.

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