Sony Dates Two 'Amazing Spider-Man' Sequels for 2016 and 2018
by Ethan Anderton
June 17, 2013
Just after hearing a rumor about the villain plans for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Sony Pictures has just announced the release dates for the third film in the wallcrawler's franchise reboot, and also the release date for The Amazing Spider-Man 4. It was originally though that this new series was planned for a trilogy initially, but maybe those plans have changed. Director Marc Webb is currently shooting The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Andrew Garfield for a May 2nd, 2014 release to kick off next summer, but as of now we're not sure if Sony will bring him back for these sequels, or if the director will even want to return.
As for the release dates, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will arrive on June 10th, 2016, and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 will kick off summer again on May 4th, 2018. That means Marvel won't be the one starting the blockbuster season in 2018, but Disney did just name two unknown Marvel comic book films for the early May release slots in 2016 and 2017. Sounds like we'll be seeing comic book movies launching the biggest movie season every year for at least the next four years (and likely well beyond that). Stay tuned for developments on these sequels and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as the release date gets nearer.