Sony has announced today that they have schedule two more Spider-man films after Amazing 2. They’ve confirmed the dates as June 10, 2016 and May 4, 2018. These dates are rather peculiar, because of the inconsistent release months of the prior entries. Amazing SM 1 was July, ASM2 is April, and these two add on June and May? I’m not sure actual goal of these dates, nor if cinema traffic will really get along with them, but there is now confirmation that Spider-man will be filling the silver screen for the next 5 years. If they’re continuation of Andrew Garfield’s character is unknown as well, as there may be side stories, due to the press release stating these “fill in the stories of Peter Parker” and a Venom movie has always been something people have wanted. Read Sony’s press release below and predict where Spider-man’s stories can go in the comments.
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.