Next Two SPIDER-MAN Movies Set for 2016 and 2018
We're not sure what the world will look like five years from now, but one thing it looks like we might be able to count on one thing: A new Spider-Man movie.
With Amazing Spider-Man 2 set for 2014, on Monday Sony annonuced the release dates for their next two Spidey films: June 10, 2016 and May 4, 2018.
That means that the first weekend of May is booked, for the next five years, by Marvel Comics-based comic book movies from either Marvel Studios or Sony: Amazing Spider-Man 2 on May 2, 2014; the Avengers sequel on May 1, 2015; untitled Marvel Studios films on May 6, 2016 and May 5, 2017; and a new Spider-Man movie (presumably Amazing Spider-Man 4) on May 4, 2018.
Of course, things could change at this point, but right now Sony is planting their flag in the not-so distant future. In the press release, Sony marketing and distribution chairman Jeff Blake is quoted as saying, "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."
Amazing Spider-Man 2 features the return of director Marc Webb and stars Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker) and Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy) from 2012's well-received Spidey reboot, and adds Jamie Foxx (Electro), Paul Giamatti (Rhino), Chris Cooper (Norman Osborn) and more to the cast.