Marc Webb confirmed to direct The Amazing Spider-Man 3

News Simon Brew 26 Feb 2014 - 07:08

The director of the first two The Amazing Spider-Man film will return for The Amazing Spider-Man 3...

Not a huge surprise this, but it's finally been officially confirmed nonetheless: Marc Webb will be returning to direct the next chapter in the Spider-Man cinematic franchise.

Webb already has The Amazing Spider-Man and the incoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to his name, and he's hinted before that there was a trilogy of films in mind. That in turn suggests that his involvement in The Amazing Spider-Man 4 is no sure thing, but we're getting ahead of ourselves there.

Webb got the Spider-Man job off the back of the back of the excellent (500) Days Of Summer, and once he's done with his Spidey duties, we hope that Sony - or another studio - finds him the money to pursue whatever other projects are in his head.

The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is set to arrive in cinemas on June 10th 2016, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner working on the script.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives in the UK in April.

Variety.

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I also read that a senior Sony exec wanted to make sure there was a Spidey related movie in the cinema every summer, with a new Spiderman film every 3 years, and a Venom or Sinister Six film in the intervening years.

This sounds like a really bad idea. Why does every studio seem to think they can just copy Marvel? Its not the frequency of Marvel films that make them successful, its the quality

Money. They'll probably end on a high note, like Spider Island.

Note: sarcasm

I think a Spider-Man film or related film every two years would be good, once a year might be pushing it

I don't really mind a venom film, but after that, I think you are really spreading it a bit too thin.

The villain film could be interesting, an Ocean's Eleven type thing but with supervillains, especially if it leads into a ASM film.

I love this guy. I'm glad he gets to make the trilogy he wanted, but I want him to do something original soon. (500) Days of Summer is one of my favourite films.

This can only be a good thing. I like Marc Webb's take on Spidey and he seems far more in tune to what makes Spidey Spidey then Sam Rami. I rather liked the Gwen/Peter romance at play in his film, even though I think they reconciled Peter and Gwen far too easily at the end and they should have let the death of Captain Stacy linger onto the next film (but, I guess, they were in the shadow of Rami's first movie there, but then, why kill him off in the first film? Or have it happen in the second act and let it linger throughout the movie?)

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