Big news for Spider-Man fans this morning, with the announcement that Marc Webb has officially signed on to direct
The Amazing Spider-Man 3
Sony has confirmed that Webb will return to complete the third in his trilogy of Spidey films, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinkner already having written a script.
The studio is planning to get production underway this autumn, ahead of a proposed UK release date of 27 May 2016.
Meanwhile, Variety reports that Sony’s plan for the Spider-Man franchise is even more ambitious than we had first suspected, with the studio aiming to release a Spidey movie every year.
This plan will accommodate the recently confirmed Venom and Sinister Six movies, as well as the main strand of Spider-Man stories, with The Amazing Spider-Man 3 expected to be the first release in this new schedule.
Whether or not viewers have an appetite for that much web-slinging remains to be seen… In the meantime, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will open in the UK on 18 April 2014.