Sony Pictures has confirmed two more movies in its ‘The Amazing Spider-Man‘ franchise to be released in 2016 and 2018.
The movie studio will produce a total of four movies in the superhero franchise starring Andrew Garfield after setting release dates for a third and fourth film in 2016 and 2018, respectively.
‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ – directed by Marc Webb – proved to be a box office success last year and the studio quickly put a sequel, which is currently being filmed in New York City, into motion for release next year.
A third film will be released on June 10, 2016, while the fourth chapter in the web-slinging series is due for release on May 4, 2018.
Sony’s chairman of worldwide marketing and distribution Jeff Blake said: ”’Spider-Man’ is our most important, most successful and most beloved franchise. We’re thrilled that we are in a position to lock in these prime release dates over the next five years.”
The first film – which also starred Emma Stone, Sally Field and Rhys Ifans – grossed more than $750 million around the world.
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ will see Garfield and Stone reprise their roles as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and his first love interest Gwen Stacy, while Shailene Woodley is set to join the cast as the superhero’s true love Mary-Jane Watson.
‘Chronicle’ actor Dane DeHaan will play Parker’s friend Harry Osborn and Jamie Foxx has been cast as villain Electro.