The first sequel to “The Amazing Spider-Man” won’t hit theaters until May 2, 2014, but that’s not stopping Sony from moving forward with the relaunched franchise as it announced the release dates for two more sequels.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 3” (unofficial title) is coming June 10, 2016 and the fourth installment is slated for May 4, 2018. This is a significant and bold move by Sony as its execs must feel pretty confident in the franchise with Garfield as the titular character to extend it so long.
Typically, this generation’s comic book films wrap after a trilogy so Garfield would join the ranks of Robert Downey Jr., Christopher Reeve, Hugh Jackman and the rest of the X-Men gang in terms of playing the same comic book character. There’s a lot worse characters to have your career forever linked to and I loved Garfield’s take so I’m thrilled to hear he’ll have a long stint. No word if that extends to Director Marc Webb as well.
While there weren’t any rumors to back it, this definitely means we won’t be seeing Spider-Man in Marvel Studios’ “The Avengers” franchise despite the character being a fixture on the comic version of the team for years now.