Marc Webb & Andrew Garfield Confirmed for 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'
by Ethan Anderton
September 28, 2012
Back in July it wasn't clear if Fox would actually allow Marc Webb to continue the "untold story" of everyone's favorite webcrawler that began with The Amazing Spider-Man this summer due to the director's commitment at Fox Searchlight to direct another film for them at some point following their success with (500) Days of Summer. Now Columbia Pictures has made it official with a press release announcing that Webb will return for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In addition, as if there was ever any doubt, Andrew Garfield is confirmed to return as Peter Parker and Emma Stone is in talks to come back as Gwen Stacy.
Production is expected to begin in early 2013 and studio head Doug Belgrad says, "We could not be more confident in the direction we are taking this new Spider-Man storyline and we are tremendously excited to be ramping up production again with Marc at the helm and Andrew continuing on as Peter Parker." The screenplay is by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek) with Jeff Pinkner based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt. The film will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach at Columbia and the sequel (which doesn't have an official title just yet) is set for release in 3D on May 2nd, 2014.