Sony Pictures have faith in "The Amazing Spider-Man". Although the Andrew Garfield-starring movie is still a year away from its U.S. release date, Sony have already greenlit a sequel for the superhero film. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is expected to hit theaters two years after the first one.
"I think it speaks volumes about our confidence in what we are seeing on the new film and our desire to move quickly on the next installment," a Sony executive told Deadline. They plan to release the second movie across the United States on May 2, 2014 to kick off the summer of 2014.
Hints about the sequel have already been around on the web since March. Back then, James Vanderbilt was confirmed to write the follow-up. He was the one who penned the script for what would have been a Sam Raimi-directed "Spider-Man 4", and worked on the reboot Marc Webb is currently shooting.
The first installment of the new "Spider-Man" movie series will come out in theaters across the nation on July 3, 2012. Beside starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider Man, it also features Emma Stone as his love interest Gwen, and Rhys Ifans as his foe Dr. Curt Conners/The Lizard.