With the wall crawler blowing up the box office, audiences are enjoying the reboot The Amazing Spider-Man while critics still remain mixed. While this is the first Spidey film in half a decade, we won’t have to wait too long until the next one as Sony has already set a release date for the next outing. Excited to see what comes next, the only thing unclear is whether or not Sony would be taking this newly revived series picture-by-picture. Now, the studio has accidentally let it slip that they already have “3″ on their mind, as we can expect Andrew Garfield to hopefully stick around for a couple more outings.
On the film’s official Facebook page (via Screencrush), one of the mos recent posts for fans have read “The Amazing Spider-Man is the first installment in a movie trilogy that will explore how our fave hero’s journey was shaped by the disappearance of his parents.” It’s this statement that is being considered an unofficial confirmation that we’ll have more Spidey adventures in the future, but as to exactly when is completely up in the air.
Right now, Sony’s focus is on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which is currently set for May 2nd, 2014. With many critics voicing their problems with the script of the first film, it’s clear to see just why Sony has asked Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek) to rewrite the script from James Vanderbilt. The writer’s script for the first film was improved on by multiple other scribes, leaving many to wonder just if he is the right man for the job of the sequel. While there is still some solid time left before production is set to begin on the second film likely next summer, it’s that extended time where Sony can work out the kinks in the script.
The other big concern for Sony may be keeping director Marc Webb aboard. Webb has dodged questions about whether or not he’ll direct the sequel, feeling like the large blockbuster has just been lifted off his shoulders and giving the creative mind time to relax. The studio will likely want to keep him on in the same way they kept Sam Raimi for nearly four films (until the final one was botched in pre-production), but no deal is yet set in place. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field, and more all expected to return to their respective roles, presumably with a contract option already in place from the first film.
But the biggest factor that deals into this is how big the box office for the first film will be this week. The feature has already been racking in some big numbers, and is expected to hit anywhere between $110 and $120 million by the time Sunday rolls around. That certainly seems like a big enough number for Sony to continue their Spider-Man efforts, ut only an official total will tell.
It’s not known whether or not Sony would be willing to venture past a third Amazing Spider-Man movie, possibly exploring other villains the series has yet to tackle, but theres always a possibility.