Haters Gonna Hate: Sony Announces Two More ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Sequels

We already knew The Amazing Spider-Man was being set up as a trilogy, but Sony now says in a press release that four films are planned. They’re also “planting a flag” on two release dates. The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is coming June 10th, 2016, while The Amazing Spider-Man 4 is coming May 4th, 2018. They’re still shooting The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on the New York City set for a release date of May 2nd, 2014. If anybody has a problem with that, you can kiss Spidey’s grits:

Sony has to keep a steady supply of Spider-Man films in development if they want to hold on to the rights. Considering The Amazing Spider-Man made over $750 worldwide last year, and almost every other classic superhero is owned by Fox or Marvel right now, Sony needs to take their opportunities when they can. As Sony chairman Jeff Blake says, “Spider-Man is our most important, most successful, and most beloved franchise.” Well, he’s not the most beloved by all, apparently…

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