Not ones to be outdone by Marvel and their Captain America poster goodness, Sony just dropped a couple of bombshells for you Spidey fans. According to a report in Variety. One’s expected but still exciting, but another is kind of insane.
1) Marc Webb will be back to direct The Amazing Spider-Man 3, currently scheduled for release in June 2016.
2) Sony is hoping to establish a model that brings a new Spider-Man film to theaters every year.
Marc Webb coming aboard to direct the third film of his trilogy always seemed like a given, especially when there’s talk this series is currently being planned to include four films rather than the usual three. But the possibility of a Spider-Man film every year is just bonkers. “We are expanding the Spider-Man universe into The Sinister Six and Venom, so that we have ‘Spider-Man’ movies every year,” said SPE co-chairman Amy Pascal.
So it seems Sony is looking to establish the shared universe model already happening over at Marvel, in addition to the supposed plan of Lucasfilm to release a Star Wars movie every year – alternating between Skywalker saga films and stand-alone adventures. This is major news, and also a sign that Spidey might not be leaving the studio to join up with The Avengers anytime soon… at least not in his current form.
If Sony can pull this off, there might just be a bright future for Peter Parker, even if it is without the aid of The Avengers. Sony has one chance to get this right, one chance to build Spidey his own universe of awesomeness… and it looks like they understand that.
With any luck, the proposed spin-offs will work, and we’ll be treated to much more web-slinger sweetness in the coming years.