When SuperHeroHype spoke with producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach last week, the latter was non-commital about how many movies may follow this week’s The Amazing Spider-Man despite already having a sequel in the process of being written.
As Tolmach told us:
“We knew that it was going to be more than one, and at the very least three. We’re going to let this movie tell us what the story is.”
But now the official Facebook page seems to have decided they may as well go ahead and make another trilogy.
As stated in a post on Monday:
“It’s finally here! 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.”
That capitalization of the word “trilogy” was our own, because even though Sony has already committed to a sequel before The Amazing Spider-Man opened, scheduling it for May 2, 2014, and even offered a potential tease in the end credits scene, there was no guarantee that having two movies would warrant a third. (Case in point: Nicolas Cage’s Ghost Rider movies.)
Another sign that a sequel was definitely going to happen was Marvel Studios’ recent decision to move their scheduled and still unconfirmed mid-May 2014 release to early August. Presumably that’s to give Sony Pictures a bit more room with the Spider-Man sequel and a little more breathing space for their own Captain America sequel, which is being released in early April 2014.
Presumably, you’ve already told us What You Think of The Amazing Spider-Man, but how do you feel about there being two more movies starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone? There’s still no word on whether director Marc Webb will direct one or more movies or if Sony Pictures will be looking for another director to take the helm.