Andrew Garfield Might Not Be in ‘Amazing Spider-Man 4′

Published 1 year ago by , Updated December 10th, 2013 at 2:56 pm,

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Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man reset the Spider-Man movie continuity and laid the foundation for larger developments in the future, but it’s the second installment that will begin the process of constructing a superhero cinematic universe to rival Marvel Studios’ film-verse.

The official Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer offers a sneak peek at those blueprints, with a handful of intriguing Easter Eggs - teasing developments that will occur in future movies - sprinkled amidst the glimpses at significant plot beats that are going to take place in the second installment. Similarly, a couple of important TASM2 cast members have already begun talking to the press about their return in the third chapter, due to the fact that Amazing Spider-Man 2 is just an introduction to their comic book movie counterparts.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 leads Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Jamie Foxx (Max Dillon/Electro) and director Marc Webb – helmer on the first installment – recently conducted an interview with Yahoo! Movies, where they spoke about the sequel and the rebooted Spider-Man franchise in general.

You can watch that video below:

There’s a lot of intriguing material to take in here, but by far the juiciest comments were served up by Garfield, in response to questions about The Amazing Spider-Man 4 (which already has a 2018 release date):

“I mean I’m under contract for another one after ['The Amazing Spider-Man 2'] … as far as a forth one? That’s not anything to do with me. But yeah, I think what we’re doing here is we’ve established the world. And now we get to really play inside that world.”

Garfield’s response here isn’t completely out of left-field, given that it was Webb who previously indicated that the fourth installment in the Amazing Spider-Man continuity might not be your traditional Spider-Man movie. Very much so, a movie that (potentially) doesn’t include Peter Parker himself (or some other comic book character known for donning the Spider duds) would not be considered a conventional Spider-Man film.

Here is an exact quote from the director, on that subject:

“I think [for] the fourth movie, what we’ve discovered is there are so many ancillary characters, that have enormous, cinematic potential that there may be other ways to exploit those characters, in a way that is exciting and fun and worthwhile. It might not just be a ‘Spider-Man’ movie.”

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 looks to be building towards a showdown between Spidey and the Sinister Six – a half-dozen of the web-slinger’s most dangerous super-powered opponents – faster than anticipated. Current rumors point to the possibility that the sequel may establish and/or introduce every member of the super villain squad before it draws to a close (that includes, during the customary mid-credits scene). In other words, Amazing Spider-Man 3 may well end up bringing Garfield’s rendition of Peter Parker’s character arc to a proper concluding point, when all is said and done.

Thereafter? Well, Sony Co-Chairman Amy Pascal has already hinted at potential Spider-Man spinoffs in the future (revolving around the other Marvel characters that her studio owns), while Amazing Spider-Man 2 co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci – who are returning to co-write and produce the third installment – have gone on record as having expressed their interest in tackling the character of Venom (who, rumor has it, will be teased in the second movie). So, a Venom spinoff is a definite option.

Would you be interested in a spinoff featuring Venom, the Sinister Six or some other character from the Spider-Man universe? Are you hoping that Garfield as Peter Parker will appear in some (if not all) of any future Amazing Spider-Man spinoffs that end up getting produced, even though he won’t be the focus?


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 (official titled TBD) on May 4th, 2018.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Back in 2002 Spider-Man changed the game and made way for the flood of superhero films we have today, these days though it seems like Sony has forgotten how to be anything but a follower. The Amazing Spider-Man was an okay flick but it seemed to be taking too many notes from the success of the Dark Knight, and it’s obvious now they’re trying to mimic the success of the Avengers like everyone else. Don’t believe me? It’s said they cut the content they did from the film (late in production I might add) because upon late revision it didn’t fall in line with the new script for the sequel. Obviously something caught their attention early 2012. Anyway they need to realize Spider-Man has a rich comic book universe but not the type you can create many spin-off’s from. Silver Sable, Black Cat, they’re great supporting characters but I’d never pay to see them in a stand alone film; Venom is their only shot.

    What they need to realize is Spidey is one of the best written superheroes of all time and they have a wealth of stories that could provide films for the foreseeable future. This is their golden goose, they’ve admitted it, it’s not like Warner Bro’s and DC- this is it. There are several things they need to do:

    1. Conceptualize two trilogies at a time. If they want a franchise that can last as long as Bond they need to plan ahead, and having a road map will make any other unforeseen difficulties much less of a hassle.

    2. Plan a cross-over event to serve as each trilogies 3rd installment. For example 1-3 is the origin leading to the Sinister 6, 4-6 can be the symbiot arc leading to maximum carnage.

    3. Get a new cast and creative team for each trilogy. This will keep things fresh and keep the characters from succumbing to natural aging. Not to mention a clone saga cross over with several of the past Spidey’s appearing, would be a solid box office draw in the future.

    4. They can’t blow it too quick. They shouldn’t put EVERYONE and everything into one trilogy if they plan to keep this continuity going. Notably love interests, Peter has a million of them, use em, most of the audience won’t really care who it is. One the note of not over doing source material.

    5. They can’t ignore modern story arcs. Iron Man 3 “loosely” based their film off a new millennium story arc and it made 1.2 billion dollars, obviously it can be done.

    6. Don’t kill off every villain. The goblins are expendable, Hobgoblin has a solid story, and they’ve been known to return from the dead. Doc Ock on the other hand is too versatile of a story telling tool to throw away too early.

    Anyway that’s just my two-cents. If Sony wants to gamble on D-List heroes who don’t have even a fraction of the status of ANT-MAN, then it’s their franchise, but if they want to be smart they won’t write Spidey out.

  2. It’s all about Franchise Rights & Money. If these 3 Movies do Excellent and make their money at the box office & merchandise, And he only signed on for 8 mil a pic(example guessing) and the studio made a Killing at the box office, I think I would be in talks of Negotiating to get paid more due to if they are building the climax to have Venom come into play, the studio will not want to lose out on a blockbuster if it’s done right as done the comic as done the story.

    Keep it Real till the end and it will make better history then “spiderman’ movies did. I hated those ones. They sucked 100%.
    So far I’m likeing how the story line is being set. I love the choice of actors they are bring into play….almost like a Super Hero Expendables with a familiar face around the corner.

    Keep up the good work! ;)

  3. Its quite possible they will kill Parker. Though i’d prefer Bond style and simply change the actor, there are alot of stories you can make about Peter before moving to his daughter* or Miles.

    * – yes, challenging for CGI team, they need to create BEngine for more believable simulations.

    • You think they might move on to Miles?
      I considered it, especially since they are following Ultimate, but I mean, imagine if Dick Grayson was Batman in the new DC movie. It would be that scandalous among the general audience, I think. Then again, did any general audience member get thrown when Gwen replaced MJ as the love interest in the new movies? Maybe it could work.

      May could also be cool – i didnt think of that. Especially since they’re introducing MJ in the third one. Hm….

  4. fairly obvious to me that venom will round out the sinister 6. he then turns on them after some character development with the bunch and in-fighting occurs (usually a big detriment to the plans of the 6 in the books). he assists spidey in defeating the remaining 5 oscorp lackeys at the end of the third and then carnage in the fourth. if they can sign garfield, great, but it may not be required. at least it seems that way to me.

    • carnage is most likely created in response to the oscorp venom mistake and they target an individual more attuned to pure evil. of course it backfires and i wouldn’t be surprised if carnage kills a remaining villian or two of the six (norman,gentleman?)early in the fourth leading to a team up with venom and a different former 6 member or a new guy (harry?)if they can’t sign garfield on for the fourth.

  5. Really, if this is where they plan to go with this franchise I will just stop watching now, why bother?

  6. I feel like the best option is to kill Peter at the beginning of the 4th and use Miles Morales, and defeat lets say Venom and Carnage, and avenge Peter’s death. I would love the multi-universe spiderman arc and bring Toby Maguire as the actor with out powers