Howdy ladies and gents, time for some film news. I know this news story is a fair bit late but I would like to talk about it anyway. The following information comes from superherohype:
“Variety is reporting that The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb will return once again to the director’s chair for the planned third film in the series, The Amazing Spider-Man 3. Last October, writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner were brought back to script the third part in the series which is currently set for release on June 10, 2016.
Star Andrew Garfield will return for the third film in the series, and even Paul Giamatti, who appears as Aleksei Sytsevich, aka The Rhino, in this summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, has said he’ll also return for the third film, but what other cast members will return remains to be seen.
The Spider-Man universe will be expanding on the big screen even more after the third film as Sony also has a fourth film planned for May 4, 2018, along with two spin-off films including Venom, to be written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Ed Solomon and directed by Kurtzman, and The Sinister Six, which will be written and directed by The Cabin in the Woods‘ Drew Goddard.”
Well this seemed like a no-brainer really and I could see this being a decision that was made a while back. While I didn’t really like the first Amazing Spider-Man, it did have pretty solid direction and Webb seems to understand the material he is working with. The people at Sony must be loving what he’s done with Amazing Spider-Man 2 to fast-track him along for the next instalment in this series. I’m down with this decision as long as TASM2 ends up delivering the goods and ends up being the best Spider-Man film ever. It certainly has the potential.