Marc Webb Expected To Return For THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3; No Reboot Planned

Despite many fans speculating that a four year delay until the next instalment in The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, a new report claims that while Sony are hoping to "freshen" the brand, they don't intend to reboot and Marc Webb is still expected to return and complete the trilogy...

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By Josh Wilding - 7/23/2014

The Hollywood Reporter have a very interesting piece up about Sony's decision to release Sinister Six in 2016 and to push The Amazing Spider-Man 3 back to an undisclosed date in 2018. Since this news broke, many fans have wondered whether a reboot could be on the way (after all, Andrew Garfield will be nearly 35 by the time the third movie comes out and getting a little old to play a high school graduate), while some even believe that the rights could return to Marvel Studios at any minute. Well, that's all speculation for now, but the site do drop one very intriguing detail. "Privately, Sony admits it is seeking to freshen the brand but has no major overhaul plans, with Webb expected to return to complete the trilogy (as Raimi did with the first three films)." Will he want to return after the tepid response to the latest movie? What exactly do they mean by freshening the brand? The site goes on to mention that while Jamie Foxx is expected to reprise the role of Electro in Sinister Six, he won't be back for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, leaving us all to wonder what the point of that movie is if Spidey won't be in it. Anyway, for now, Sony are clearly intent on forging ahead with their plans for the iconic Marvel character...
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Mrcool210 - 7/23/2014, 6:30 PM
Well.....no shit, anybody could have told you that.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 7/23/2014, 6:31 PM
Duh
AxeEffect - 7/23/2014, 6:31 PM
alrighty then
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/23/2014, 6:31 PM
I hope Marc Webb comes to his senses. He clearly isn't the Spider-Man fan he claims to be if he is agreeing to all the crazy nonsense Sony is stuffing into the franchise. Unless, this is all HIS IDEA.
SpoonWielder - 7/23/2014, 6:31 PM
I like how with this series they have to actually say that they're NOT rebooting.
xStarLordx - 7/23/2014, 6:32 PM
Well then. No shock but liked this Spidey. It's a shame to hear they will most likely reboot it when they finish the trilogy and sinister six.
MrBlackjack - 7/23/2014, 6:32 PM
WTF, who the hell thought they were going to reboot because it got pushed back?
Buu - 7/23/2014, 6:33 PM
Good. I enjoyed TASM 2, and I can't wait for Sinister Six & TASM 3!
xStarLordx - 7/23/2014, 6:34 PM
I hope they don't reboot. I loved both films. Sounds like they are losing faith. Revert the rights.
SuperDude001 - 7/23/2014, 6:36 PM
I don't know why everyone hate TASM 2, I thought it was okay. Having said that, the Sinister Six does not need it's own movie. Especially with such poor set up TASM 2 gave. Webb should just do the third 3 in the next two years, or another more experienced director should do it.
DaVinci31 - 7/23/2014, 6:36 PM


OH F*CK.
AlexanderLykins - 7/23/2014, 6:37 PM
Sit down Sony. Marvel Studios/Disney and DC/Warner Bros. are doing something special right now.
TokenNerd - 7/23/2014, 6:37 PM
i'd love for Marvel to get Spider-Man's rights back so we could get Civil war, cos I believe Peter's role in the War is the most interesting character piece, BUT in saying that, I've got no issues with the new TASM movies, they're not perfect, but they're better than the first trilogy, but each to their own I guess.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/23/2014, 6:38 PM
i thought TASM2 was decent at best but dont reboot
CaptainObvious - 7/23/2014, 6:39 PM
I would much rather see Webb direct something along on lines of (500) Days of Summer again. I believe he will make a good movie again someday. And that movie won't be Spider-Man.

As for Drew Goddard, this is a case where the director seems to be too good for the material. A Sinister Six film sounds like a lazy, desperate attempt to get a piece of that Avengers money. It sounds even worse when Avi Arad said the Sinister Six would have a redemption story arc and will just be misunderstood. Does that sound sinister to you?

Spider-Man movies just need to go away for awhile. The box office numbers for TASM2 proves people are tired this franchise. But unfortunately, it looks as if Sony is going to continue shoving these movies down our throats even though the box office returns are clearly saying, "Enough."

But maybe this franchise can only return to its former glory if it rises out of the ashes.
Mike89 - 7/23/2014, 6:39 PM
No [frick]ing shit! Another movie that'll continue to rape the spiderman franchise.
TheOverlord - 7/23/2014, 6:42 PM
HAIL SONY!
superherofan21 - 7/23/2014, 6:42 PM
What idiot would've thought that they were doing a reboot after this news??
TokenNerd - 7/23/2014, 6:42 PM
@CaptainObvious TASM has made $706,342,322 world wide, People aren't sick of the franchise, it still brings in the money, it's just people prefer to hate on something, rather than praise it.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/23/2014, 6:43 PM
I don't think Marc Webb deserves to be helming these movies. I genuinely think he was hired because of his last name.
Mrcool210 - 7/23/2014, 6:45 PM
"The box office numbers for TASM2 proves people are tired this franchise."

Yeah, cause $706,342,322 (only 6 million below cap winter soldier i might add) is such a bomb, and it shows that people are so tired of this franchise, it may have not made what sony was expecting but 706 million dollars is still pretty good.
MrCBM56 - 7/23/2014, 6:45 PM
The quicker this series is over the better.
omnipotent18 - 7/23/2014, 6:45 PM
just give the damn rights back to marvel.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 7/23/2014, 6:47 PM
I don't blame it all on Webb. The writing sucked asshole. The dialogue droned on and was super cheesy. Only thing good was the suit.
MexicanChinman - 7/23/2014, 6:47 PM
Reboot? Did you pull that out your ass? This is first time I hear anything about a reboot.
staypuffed - 7/23/2014, 6:49 PM
Of COURSE they weren't gonna reboot. Jesus christ.
GadoTheLion - 7/23/2014, 6:50 PM
I thought TASM2 was a steaming POS,and a sinister 6 movie is just pointless.would prefer a venom movie but i don't know what the setup would be
JamesMan - 7/23/2014, 6:51 PM
while some even believe that the rights could return to Marvel Studios at any minute.

So people who have no idea about business and are blinded by their fanboyism?

Sipprelle - 7/23/2014, 6:52 PM
Still depressing.
JamesMan - 7/23/2014, 6:52 PM
@TheMexicanSuperman

It is a Josh Wilding Spider-Man article...
DrDoom - 7/23/2014, 6:53 PM
No one seriously thought that Sony was going to reboot. It'll get rebooted after Sinister Six bombs and TASM3 makes even less money than TASM2, and Sony has no choice but to sell back to Marvel.
SuperDude001 - 7/23/2014, 6:54 PM
Sony wouldn't return the rights, the most they'd do is fire a [frick]load of people. But sadly even those hiring the people are stupid. But Spider-man in the MCU would be perfect, and perfectly timed.
frenchboy - 7/23/2014, 6:54 PM
I didn't like the second film, but i like Garfield as spidey nnd i hope that webb will make a good job.
Doopie - 7/23/2014, 6:55 PM
They should really consider dropping the creative team for new one
DrKinsolving - 7/23/2014, 6:56 PM
Garfield will be 35 years old when TASM 3 comes out, I'm seriously wondering if he'll be re-casted.

I couldn't stand TASM 2, I hope Sony and Webb figure out what their doing or at least learns how to bring some intimidating and interesting villains to the screen....
JamesMan - 7/23/2014, 6:56 PM
The problem money-wise is that Sony poured to much money into the film. Spider-Man 2 grossed less than the previous film but they lost less because it had around a $25-50mil cheaper budget. You can't make a movie and expect a billion dollar hit, those that do are bound to get bitten on the ass.
RobertLiefeld - 7/23/2014, 6:57 PM
@DaVinci31 Holy Shit!!! Way more exciting than any ASM crap Sony can peddle.
fanDomX - 7/23/2014, 6:57 PM
Well the streak of good news come to an end. lol
Dandy - 7/23/2014, 6:57 PM
I liked the first Amazing Spider-Man, hated the second, let's hope the creative team can pull their heads out of their asses and give us a good movie. They have four years to write a good script and no excuse.

I'm giving them one more chance.

Get working boys!
staypuffed - 7/23/2014, 6:57 PM
There's no such word as "casted", people.
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