Sony Sets May 2, 2014 Release Date for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

     August 5, 2011


Even though Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man only recently completed filming, Sony has already gotten a jump on the sequel as they’ve dated The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for a May 2nd, 2014 release. While this seems a bit ridiculous, it makes sense. Screenwriter James Vanderbilt wrote Webb’s reboot, and this past March he was hired to pen a script for the sequel. Apparently Sony liked what they saw (in both Webb’s film and Vanderbilt’s sequel script), as they’ve gone ahead and dated the follow-up. Hit the jump for my thoughts on this move, including the studio’s plans for an inevitable trilogy.

It wouldn’t be incredibly surprising if The Amazing Spider-Man 2 began filming before or closely after the first film is released next July. The obvious plan would be for the studio to release a Spider-Man film every two years (2012, 2014 and 2016) in order to complete a trilogy. There’s no doubt that Webb and the actors have options for a trilogy in their contracts, so getting everyone back together shouldn’t be a problem. While it’s usually disheartening to see a release date announced before a film has even begun pre-production, it’s promising to know that Vanderbilt started working on the script back in March, so this won’t be one of those haphazardly rushed scripts that barely exists once filming begins.

We liked what we saw from Webb’s reboot at Comic-Con, and the cast is definitely talented. From the footage that was shown, it’s obvious the director is focusing intently on character, and the interactions between Garfield and Stone were spot-on. Hopefully the finished film delivers the goods. The Amazing Spider-Man stars Garfield, Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen and Sally Field. It opens in IMAX 3D on July 3rd, 2012.

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