The Amazing-Spider Man given sequels galore
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is still in production, but it hasn’t stopped Sony announcing release dates for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 AND 4. The Amazing Spider-Man was massively lucrative for Sony, so it makes sense for them to fend off any possibility of Marvel getting their property back for the next 5 years at the very least. It looks as though Andrew Garfield will be web-slinging for a long time yet.
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 (it feels ridiculous that we’re already discussing this) has been given an oddly specific date of 10th June 2016, and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 (it feels even more ridiculous) will crawl out the bathtub plughole on 4th May 2018. We thought The Amazing Spider-Man was pretty good, despite constantly being aware of the shadow cast by Sam Reimi‘s Spider-Man series (well two of them at least), but this is getting a little overwhelming.
Jeff Blake of Sony had this to say:
“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.”
Ahh that special tone that only bland seasoned PR men can hold to achieve.
It’s looking less and less likely that the rights for The Amazing Spider-Man will ever return to Marvel Studios, which is a real shame because it means we’ll never get to see Spider-Man in The Avengers where he belongs. It also means that if we ever get a film based on the incredible Civil War comic book arc, it’ll be lacking one of the key characters of Peter Parker. You can hear our collective nerdy hearts breaking.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits UK cinemas on 14th April 2014. Expect constant, never-ceasing news on The Amazing Spider-Man films for the next 5 years at minimum. We hope you like spandex.