Two More Amazing Spider-Man Sequels Swinging into Theaters in 2016 and 2018
Mark Webb’s sequel to the polarizing Amazing Spider-Man is currently filming in New York, with this sequel looking to be just as controversial among fans as the first, especially due to the casting of Jamie Foxx as Electro. Some things we do know is that Emma Stone’s time as Gwen Stacey maybe coming to an end and it’s possible that the Sinister Six may be in its beginning stages, but that has yet to be confirmed. The film, which sees Andrew Garfield return as Peter Parker/Spider-Man is scheduled for a release next May. Paul Giamatti, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Colm Feore and Sally Field are also starring in the anticipated sequel
Sony Pictures, the studio behind the newly rebooted franchise, has released news that two more sequels will be hitting theaters in the coming years, specifically 2016 and 2018, staying on schedule with their “every-two-years” plan that started in 2012. No word on actors and directors returning, but it’s likely that at least Garfield will stick around. You can read the press release below. What say you Spider-Man fans? Are excited to see two more films placed on the schedule?
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.
Source : Deadline