Sony is Already Scheduling 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Sequel for 2014
Already?! Deadline reports that Sony/Columbia Pictures has set a date for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a sequel to Marc Webb's new take on the web-head, starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. They're claiming the key May 2nd, 2014 release spot, aiming to kick off the 2014 summer with Spidey, which is 2 years, 9 months away. It's very early to be scheduling for 2014, but a Sony exec explains: "I think it speaks volumes about our confidence in what we are seeing on the new film and our desire to move quickly on the next installment." That may be true, but we're still a year away from seeing the first Amazing Spider-Man!
The Amazing Spider-Man, a fresh new take on the comic book hero created by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko, stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, our hero Spider-Man, as well as Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben and Sally Field as Aunt May. 500 Days of Summer director Marc Webb is directing this new reboot of Spider-Man, from a screenplay written by Alvin Sargent (Sam Raimi's Spider-Man), Steve Kloves (Harry Potter franchise) and James Vanderbilt (The Rundown, Zodiac, The Losers). Sony is bringing this new Amazing Spider-Man movie to theaters in 3D on July 3rd, 2012. Watch the first teaser trailer here.
Also, while it wasn't mentioned by Deadline, it was revealed last year that Marc Webb would be directing "the next three movies" in this new Spider-Man franchise, so the early assumption is that he'll also be back.
Reader Feedback - 30 Comments
they must have A LOT of faith with this movie......
Jericho on Aug 5, 2011
What I find odd is that they did not shoot 2 or 3 back-to-back?
David Banner on Aug 5, 2011
Really? I thought the trailer was garbage. Exact same story as the first spiderman with TB and a weird "mirrors edge" video game sequence for the last minute with horrible looking graphics.
FaceIsWhiteButNeckIsRed on Aug 5, 2011
thank you alex. at least someone knows what they are talking about.
Mantooth42 on Aug 5, 2011
Billington, Owner of First Showing.net. your a dumbass. i bet you thought paul blart mall cop was amazing lol
U can't out debate me. on Aug 5, 2011
That is a rude comment! I bet you think you're so smart!
Blue Silver on Aug 6, 2011
dictionary on Aug 6, 2011
The only dumbass here is you. And so what if one were to like Paul Blart? How narrowminded are you?
Davide Coppola on Aug 6, 2011
The biggest problem I have with this movie is this: Do we really need another origin story? EVERYBODY knows how Spiderman gets his powers, so why didn't they do a more mature Spiderman who knows the ropes and has been around for while. This would have allowed for a character growth into a whole different area. I was thinking of McFarlane era Spiderman as the basis. Spiderman isn't extremely young and immature, but he is still making the same dumb mistakes he always made. They could have delivered a rebirth more akin to Batman, which appeals to a more mature audience and even gets Oscar call-outs. I don't understand at all why the decided to essentially make the same damn movie again.
JT on Aug 6, 2011
Yeah. I agree with this. At this point an origin story is just a cop out for writers who don't know what direction to take the story in. This is obviously just another ploy for money. Almost too obvious in this case.
Awtan90 on Aug 7, 2011
Because not everybody likes the Raimi films. I liked them when i was younger, but feel that they don't hold up as well overtime. I know a lot of people like those movies, and that's great. They have 2 movies they can watch repeatedly for the rest of their lives. As for the other crowd; myself included, I hope the the new film holds true to the source material that i grew up reading. From what I've seen at comicon, it does. I want a new origin story because i didn't like Tobeys' version. I want to see him make the costume and the web shooters. I want to see him in high school for more than a couple of minutes. The first 28 issues took place in high school and are considered some of the best stories. That's where all the main villains were established and that's where Peter started to grow into the hero he became. People need to stop getting angry over these films. Movies exist to entertain. If you don't like it, nobody's forcing you to watch. It is possible that this series could eventually evolve into some Mcfarlane stories. That would be great, but i certainly think it's unfair to judge something that has yet to be seen.
todd flanders on Aug 8, 2011
Alex, couldn't have said it better myself. The over reaction over the internet is mind boggling. I'm a huge fan myself and it's easy for me to find everything wrong with this. But it's still too early.
Hkunati on Aug 5, 2011
This is spider-man we're talking about of course they have a lot of faith in the film even if it's crap.
Anonymous on Aug 5, 2011
This movie will never, EVER exceed what Sam Raimi did with "Spider-Man" and "Spider-Man 2"! It's gonna fall fall flat on it's face along with "The Avengers".
David Blanchard on Aug 5, 2011
The Sony Spider now 25% more spider man than before(Sparkly Smile)
Jimmy Love on Aug 5, 2011
This isn't suprising. Warner Bros. lost over $300M on Green lantern and they STILL want to make a sequel, same as Superman Returns to "Man of Steel". I can't speak for TASM yet, but the studios figure these franchises can make SOME kind of money, so why the hell not.
Big Boss on Aug 5, 2011
The minute I saw the costume I knew this was gonna suck! I agree....Raimi's version will never be topped! This and "The Avengers" will be kicked to the curb by "The Dark Knight Rises"!!!
Anonymous on Aug 5, 2011
C'mon, man, the costume is pretty bad. Overly stylized and way too pimped out. The Entertainment Weekly spread just added to that disgust. Raimi didn't wait to play ball so Sony dumped him to get something far more disposable and, ultimately, forgettable. It's just a serious bad vibe I'm feeling right now which crosses over into the "Avengers" as well.
Anonymous on Aug 6, 2011
You DID see Spiderman 3 didn't you? It was almost as bad as Jonathan Frakes' live action 'Thunderbirds' movie. Sam raimi is good, but EVERYONE makes mistakes dude....
Ultim8 on Aug 6, 2011
YES..."Spider-Man 3" was not good! As mentioned, Raimi got sideswiped by the studio. I remember sitting at the "S3" panel at Comic-Con and someone asked how Venom came to be in the movie. Raimi's response was that he initially didn't know much about the character but wanted to see what might be brought to the table with his inclusion. Right away I turned to a friend of mine and said 'this is bad'. Raimi LOVES the classic Spider-Man comics! This is why the first too movies were INCREDIBLE! His passion truly brought those pages to life. But Venom was a newer villain that wasn't a part of his ultimate appreciation, Not a bad thing on his part, just something he shouldn't have allowed the studio to cram down his throat. Nothing against Venom, just not something you push into what became an overcrowded movie. Ultimately, Sony is at fault for making "Spider-Man 3" SO bad! Raimi was just doing his best to accommodate them and try and tell the original story he wanted to tell: 1 - Peter Parker and Mary Jane must now cope with her knowing the truth. 2 - Harry Osborn seeks revenge for his father's death. 3 - The Sandman is the primary villain. NOT Gwen Stacey or Venom!
Anonymous on Aug 6, 2011
Considering Sin City 2 was scheduled for 2008... I'll put negative 100% faith in anything being "scheduled".
Anonymous on Aug 6, 2011
I don't think it is that early tbh. It doesn't need to top Raimi's version to be a success and it isn't uncommon to see release dates picked up 2 years in advance. They were always gonna make another anyways so they can hold on to the rights.
cyckat on Aug 6, 2011
To be honest it sounds like a good bit of promotion. The general public hear that, realise we have another movie series on our hands before the first has even hit the big screen and those who may not have bothered may become more interested especially if Sony are that confident. And then if things don’t work out and people grow tired of super hero movies what have Sony lost by declaring a sequel date, nothing.
Andy on Aug 6, 2011
This Spider-Man movie, in so many ways, could end up worse than "Spider-Man 3." If that's even possible, 'cause three was one of the worst super-hero movies of all time. Right next to "Batman and Robin" in the hall of shame.
Meow on Aug 6, 2011
a sequel already?! i guess they didn't see the teaser trailer.
IGotsDaBieberFieber on Aug 8, 2011
The SONY SPIDER will go down in infamy!
Jimmy Love on Aug 8, 2011
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