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We don't call this site NextMovie for nothing. We've got news on release dates for two more sequels to "The Amazing Spider-Man."
Sony Pictures is smartly making sure those Spidey rights don't default and slip back to Marvel anytime soon (a la "Daredevil" and sorta with "Ghost Rider," for example). They've got release dates on the schedule for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," of course, plus a second sequel and another one beyond that, running all the way into 2018.
We've long had our calendars marked for May 2, 2014, when director Marc Webb's followup to last year's reboot is set to premiere with Andrew Garfield back under the mask. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" will introduce Paul Giamatti as The Rhino, Jamie Foxx as Electro and is rumored to setup the introduction of The Green Goblin, either in this film, or the next.
So about those next movies. We'd heard about the rebooted version being a trilogy, similar to Sam Raimi's trio of films (though to be fair, he did plan a fourth...), but now we know Sony/Colombia plans to extend the franchise at least one more outing beyond that.
The followup to "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" will arrive June 10, 2016, with another to follow on May 4, 2018. We may have flying cars by the time Spidey swings into theaters then. We also may have a new Spider-Man, since as Deadline pointed out, it's unclear which cast members are signed up and for how long. (Donald Glover, this may be your chance!).
And sorry James Bond, it looks like Peter Parker is getting more love from your distributor. "Spider-Man is our most important, most successful, and most beloved franchise, so we're thrilled we are in a position to lock in these prime release dates over the next five years," Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution Chairman Jeff Blake said in a press release.
Watch Donald Glover talk about not becoming Spidey: