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Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb sign on for The Amazing Spider-Man sequel

Movie studio bosses at Columbia Pictures previously revealed the summer (12) blockbuster would be given the trilogy treatment, and on Friday (28Sep12) it was announced lead star Garfield will slip back into his red and blue bodysuit to reprise his role as the webslinging superhero for the follow-up.

Webb will return to take charge of the project, which is tentatively scheduled to hit theatres in May, 2014, while Emma Stone is in talks to play Spider-Man/Peter Parker’s love interest Gwen Stacy once again.

The Amazing Spider-Man, a reboot of Sam Raimi’s original films, starring Tobey Maguire, smashed U.S. box office records in July (12) by raking in $35 million (£21.9 million) on its opening day.

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The action movie has grossed $750 million (£468.75 million) worldwide since its release.

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