By Will Ashton
Sony sure loves their Spider-Man, and they hope you do to. For, even though The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hasn’t even finished production, the company has already announced the release dates of not just The Amazing Spider-Man 3 but also The Amazing Spider-Man 4.
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is now set to be released on June 10, 2016, while The Amazing Spider-Man 4 will be released on May 4, 2018.
If they are already planning out these films so far, that means a couple things. One, they are super confident in their product, as least financially. This also means that they are probably mapping out a story for Spidey that goes beyond the next two movies.
The press release can be seen below:
CULVER CITY, Calif., June 17, 2013 – With Sony Pictures Entertainment now in production in New York on The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, slated for release on May 2, 2014, the studio is planting its flag on two future release dates for one of the most successful franchises in studio history, it was announced today by Jeff Blake, Chairman, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures. The next two films in the story of Peter Parker will be released on June 10, 2016, and on May 4, 2018, respectively.
Commenting on the announcement, Blake said, “Spider-Man is our most important, most successful, and most beloved franchise, so we’re thrilled that we are in a position to lock in these prime release dates over the next five years.”
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner, with a previous draft by James Vanderbilt, and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are the producers. The executive producers are E. Bennett Walsh, Stan Lee, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci.
The Amazing Spider-Man took in over $750 million at the worldwide box office last year.