Sony must have liked Marc Webb’s abilities to helm The Amazing Spider-Man — and why wouldn’t they? Webb lead the movie to a $751 million worldwide box office haul, which is probably why he’s now directing The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

“We could not be more confident in the direction we are taking this new Spider-Man storyline and we are tremendously excited to be ramping up production again with Marc at the helm and Andrew continuing on as Peter Parker,” said Belgrad, who made the announcement along with production prexy Hannah Minghella. “We can’t wait to share what we have in store for Peter and Spider-Man with audiences worldwide.”

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is being written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinkner, based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to arrive in theaters on May 02, 2014.

via Variety

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3 Comments

  1. The Neilson Family
    October 1, 2012 at 9:22 am — Reply

    Why wouldn’t they?
    Because it was a god awful movie, that’s why. Batman & Robin was honestly better than this crap. No trolling, just truth.

  2. Red Star
    October 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm — Reply

    The Amazing Spider-Man is definitely one of my all time favorite hero movies. Webb, along with Garfeild, do a great job of humanizing the whole Spider-Man experience; couple that with the creepy sci-fi plot, and then throw in some conspiracy shenanigans. Well, let’s just say I’m a happy camper. I can not wait for part two and am happy that Marc Webb is returning.

  3. Cat Halo
    October 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm — Reply

    The Neilson Family, while everyone is entitled to their opinion, comparing Amazing to Batman & Robin is just plain wrong. B&R is a cinematic atrocity, and Amazing was just different, being as much a teen romance as it is a superhero flick. I think the sequel will prove to be another interesting flick.

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