Sony is casting its web for two more installments of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. The company announced today that in addition to Columbia’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 climbing into theaters on May 2, 2014, the beloved red-and-blue-leotard-sporting hero will also return for two more films set to release on June 10, 2016 and May 4, 2018, respectively.
The first installment of Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man series starred Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Emma Stone as his occasional love interest Gwen Stacy. Well, apparently Sony can’t get enough of the lovebirds, and the company is super stoked to announce its long-term plans about the film franchise.
According to Deadline, Jeff Blake, Chairman of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures, announced: “Spider-Man is our most important, most successful, and most beloved franchise, so we’re thrilled we are in a positive to lock in these prime release dates over the next five years.”
Although, some critics were not huge lovers of Andrew Garfield’s portrayal of Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man cashed in over $750 million at the worldwide box office last year, so it makes complete sense for Sony to want to roll in more dough.
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