The Amazing Spider-Man came and went this past summer with middle-of-the-road reviews and a somewhat disappointing domestic box office haul. The film still ended up making around $750 million worldwide, but that’s a far cry from Sam Raimi‘s original trilogy.
There was talk of Sony and director Marc Webb not seeing things on the same page, which meant Webb possibly leaving (or getting kicked off) The Amazing Spider-Man 2. What I didn’t know was that up until this point star Andrew Garfield wasn’t actually confirmed.
Well, he’s confirmed now and so is director Marc Webb. The two will be returning for a second film that is currently being rewritten by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, based on James Vanderbilt‘s original script.
I wonder if this confirmation of Webb means that he’ll still have to do two movies for Fox Searchlight, because there was once discussion of him getting tangled in a contract over at Fox, which would keep him from returning for another Spider-Man.
I’m glad that he’s coming back, because I always like continuity in my series’, especially when they’re ones getting rebooted so quickly. I do however think Webb needs to put his foot down and release his vision and not Sony’s diluted version of a film, much like The Amazing Spider-Man, which I totally dug, but would have much rather seen the version of the film that was hinted at in the trailers and most of the marketing material.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will swing into theaters on May 2nd, 2014.