Marc Webb‘s “The Amazing Spider Man” reboot is getting a lot of attention today as according to IGN, Sony has formally announced not only the existence and release date of a third film in the series, but also a fourth. This comes as a shock to many, as it was previously believed to be a trilogy, but it appears that Webb/Sony is going after a four-or-more film series.
“The Amazing Spider Man” debuted in theaters on July 3, 2012, and the sequel is due out May 2, 2014. The third and fourth films in the series premiere June 10, 2016 and May 4, 2018 respectively. Does this mean a potential addition of Spidey into “The Avengers 2″? I personally hope so.
You can read the full press release below:
CULVER CITY, Calif., June 17, 2013 – With Sony Pictures Entertainment now in production in New York on The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, slated for release on May 2, 2014, the studio is planting its flag on two future release dates for one of the most successful franchises in studio history, it was announced today by Jeff Blake, Chairman, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures. The next two films in the story of Peter Parker will be released on June 10, 2016, and on May 4, 2018, respectively.
Commenting on the announcement, Blake said, “Spider-Man is our most important, most successful, and most beloved franchise, so we’re thrilled that we are in a position to lock in these prime release dates over the next five years.”
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner, with a previous draft by James Vanderbilt, and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are the producers. The executive producers are E. Bennett Walsh, Stan Lee, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci.
The Amazing Spider-Man took in over $750 million at the worldwide box office last year.
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