Summer 2012’s “Amazing Spider-Man” took in $751 million worldwide, so there was never any doubt a sequel would happen. It’s coming May 2, 2014 in 3D. Andrew Garfield will return as Peter Parker, Emma Stone is in talks to return as Gwen Stacy. Director Marc Webb is coming back as well. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, well known for their work with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, will pen the script.
“Amazing” was a different take, with a significantly less geeky Peter Parker and Gwen, not Mary Jane Watson, as the object of Spidey’s affection. Also missing were Spider-Man story staples the Daily Bugle and its skinflint, superhero-hating publisher J. Jonah Jameson. Webb has hinted we could see both in this movie. Our Stephen Silver reviewed it, and you check out his thoughts
Sony has deadlines to meet with Marvel movies or the rights revert back to Marvel/Disney. That just happened with Daredevil, despite some serious last minute moves by Fox. Daredevil is no Spider-Man, however. Sony rebooted this entire franchise in a decade’s time rather than let the lucrative film rights languish. Spider-Man, celebrating his 50th anniversary this year, is a character people can’t get enough of.