We know there will be The Amazing Spider-Man 4. Sony has announced it, and the already have a date for it–May 4,2018. But it appears that the studio failed to discuss things with director Marc Webb and start Andrew Garfield.
In a promotional stop for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Webb, Garfield and the rest of the main cast talked to Yahoo! Movies UK & Ireland (the film will be released in the UK and Ireland there on April 18, 2014, several weeks before its May 2,2014 release date). And what was revealed puts the involvement of Webb and Garfield for the third sequel in doubt.
When asked about The Amazing Spider-Man 3 & 4, Webb had this to say:
We did think about this movie, from the very beginning, these movies as a series of movies, as a trilogy, to be totally frank.
And when asked the same question, Garfield added:
I mean I’m under contract for another one after this… as far as a fourth one? That’s not anything to do with me.
Okay, before we go into over reacting, neither said that they WOULDN’T come back for The Amazing Spider-Man 4. At the very least, what they are saying that when they all signed on to do this, it was for a trilogy.
However, what both Webb and Garfield could also be saying is that they are done after The Amazing Spider-Man 3. And that could mean a lot of things. It could mean that they’ll need to have bags of money thrown at them to come back. Or it could mean that they both will need to be replaced (and let me just add that Garfield would be a 35-year-old man playing a teenager when this film hits theaters, so recasting younger might not be a bad idea). Or it could mean that the third sequel is that spin-off film Amy Pascal was talking about. Or it could mean that the franchise will be undergoing its second reboot in ten years.
Let’s keep an eye on it and see what happens.