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Marc Webb confirmed to direct The Amazing Spider-Man 3

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.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.