By Merrill Barr
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 …read more