Following Sony’s successful reboot of the Spider-Man franchise with Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man there was talk of the director not being able to return for the follow-up due to an outstanding contract with Fox Searchlight, after making (500) Days of Summer with them.
Well Variety has confirmed that any obstacles have been removed, and Webb will return to direct the sequel which currently has a release date set for May 2, 2014.
Filming will begin early next year with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone returning as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the duo behind Star Trek, the first two Transformers movies, and Cowboys & Aliens, were hired to write the script earlier this year.
Are you happy to see Marc Webb return? Where do you want the sequel to go from here?