‘Amazing Spider-Man 3′ Gets 2016 Release Date, ‘Amazing Spider-Man 4′ in 2018

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The Amazing Spider-Man was designed to serve as the first chapter in a series of movies featuring Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker, as evidenced by the number of plot threads (no pun intended) lefts dangling by the film’s conclusion. That’s not to mention, the ambiguous nature of the mid-credits scene and hints of future developments (i.e. that something big lies beyond the horizon).

Casting for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has provided support for this theory. The sequel will incorporate several additional important characters from the Spider-Man comic books and Sam Raimi’s live-action movie trilogy, like Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper), Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) and Mary Jane Watson (Shailene Woodley). Some of these people aren’t expected to be featured all that heavily in the film’s storyline, and may simply be introduced in the sequel – through a few minutes of screen-time – in order to lay the groundwork for them to play more essential roles down the line, in a subsequent installment.

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Sony is already looking well-ahead into the future, as the studio has now officially claimed dates to release the third and fourth installments in the Amazing Spider-Man film continuity in theaters. Hence, as it now stands, Amazing Spider-Man 2 will kick-off the Summer Movie Season (which starts in May) next year, followed by Amazing Spider-Man 3 on June 10th, 2016 and Amazing Spider-Man 4 on May 4th, 2018.

The rising salaries for the principle players on the previous Spider-Man movie trilogy – which includes stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst – were contributing factors in Sony’s decision to start the superhero franchise over, rather than move ahead with Spider-Man 4 (as was the original plan). However, that may not be so much an issue with the Amazing Spider-Man films, in part because Garfield’s female costar, Emma Stone, will probably be done playing Gwen Stacy at that point (the odds are against the character making it out of Amazing Spider-Man 2 alive).

Similarly, Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2 director Marc Webb will – in all likelihood – not be working on the third and fourth installments, given that he still needs to fulfill his obligations to direct a movie or two for Fox Searchlight (that almost prevented him from helming the Spidey sequel). That’s to say, fewer people will be getting fatter paychecks for the third and fourth Amazing Spider-Man movies, and thus Sony will be less inclined to abandon ship over the rising cost (assuming there’s no sudden drop in the box office returns for these films).

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Finally, as mentioned before, there’s good reason to believe that Sony will keep upping its game on each subsequent Amazing Spider-Man installment, so as to compete with Marvel Studios, Fox and WB/DC’s forthcoming wave of superhero films. That could mean we’ll be getting a Sinister Six team-up somewhere down the line, in addition to (possibly) a more satisfying Venom storyline than the Eddie Brock subplot in Spider-Man 3.

What are you hoping to see in future Amazing Spider-Man movies? Let us know in the comments section!

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in U.S. theaters on May 2nd, 2014, followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 3 on June 10th, 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 on May 4th, 2018.

Source: Sony/Columbia Pictures

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  1. Well I’m a very big fan of spiderman since I was a child and i have been watching the spiderman comics when I was younger so I think now they should bring back old villains such as carnage and venom also doctor oc an a few others , I love all spiderman movies

  2. We want carnage!

  3. All I have to say is that somehow gwen needs to come back alive or something so thats she will still be spidermans girlfriend and that she will be part of the movie. She is just as big of a part in the movie as spiderman, she needs to be in the next movie.

  4. wonderful way to marketing third and fourth sequel, i get to be involved. i do believe if the story can get back Gwen to life,by somewhat like blood of something of blood of spider man that has been penetrated into her, so she heals exactly the same as spider man does, and only coincidence is behind the homogeneity of spider man`s blood and hers. the rest is the task of sequel writer, cheers. i got involved cause i saw lots of replies calling for Gwen

  5. wonderful way to marketing third and fourth sequel, i get to be involved. i do believe if the story can get back Gwen to life,by somewhat like blood of something of blood of spider man that has been penetrated into her, so she heals exactly the same as spider man does, and only coincidence is behind the homogeneity of spider man`s blood and hers. the rest is the task of sequel writer, cheers. i got involved cause i saw lots of replies calling for Gwen`s back, and i got an early feeling that, the writer will listen to it.

  6. Emma Stone should play Mary Jane just because of the relationship that Peter and Gwen had.

  7. Is the same guy cast playing as Spider-Man ?? He plays the role perfectly switching him off with someone else will have people confused!!! I have watch all of the Spider-Man movies but he is a cutie and can act sighhhh plzzzz don’t

  8. Send this to the what I think should be in the next spider man movie I want to see gweens gost with her father and saying it was not his fault why she died and that she loves him and move on .

  9. I really hate the whole Venom, Carnage story lines; they are worthless, over-sensationalized garbage. I would like to see some of the better story arcs that will actually require some character development and plot. With Mary Jane being a possibility in upcoming sequels, I hope they remember that she is drop dead gorgeous and needs to be top model quality as the comic showed she was intimidatingly beautiful so much so that she had trouble getting work and I hope they can find an actress that can portray that onscreen. The Sinister Six is probably one of the most famous story arcs, but if they rush into it, they will miss out on really developing why these villains really hate Spider-man. I would think to appeal the the media and all the current masses love of vampires, they would do Morbius’ story to gain that crowd in the box office. I can think of many more Spidey villains that would be great stories to tell while developing the Sinister Six and just forget the meh that is Venom.

  10. What I would like to see is the final two Amazing Spider-Man movies use some other villains instead of Venom. We’ve used The Green Goblin three times now, Doctor Octopus, Venom, Sandman, The Lizard, Electro, and Rhino. How about we use some other Spider-Man villains to keep viewers interested like Vulture, Dr. Noah Body, Parafino the Wax Guy, Hobgoblin (Though that’s essentially the same as The Green Goblin, so scratch that), Mysterio, Chameleon, Kingpin, Hammerhead, Hydro-Man, Scorpion, etc. Someone knew and lesser known.

  11. I think agent venom should be revealed in the possible carnage spin-off

  12. I Think they should give Tobey Maguire another chance to play Spiderman. He is a good actor, it’s just the script for the old spiderman movies sucked.

  13. I’ve always loved all of the spider-man movies and comics ever since I was a kid. And the movies just keep getting better and better. But in my opinion I would think that maybe a newer villain should come into play for both of the last two movies. And also maybe just one main villain in the 3rd and near the end it should lead up to the 4th with a new villain. And finally, I think that Gwen should come back like as a ghost or in Peter’s memory or something to encourage him when he is having troubles(I would only use this in the 4th/last movie). But whatever they do I will still enjoy it no matter what.