After the success of The Amazing Spider-Man, it was unclear whether director Marc Webb and star Andrew Garfield would return for the sequel, but it's been reported now that both Webb and Garfield have signed on for it. It will begin shooting early next year.
Emma Stone is currently in negotiations to reprise her role as Peter Parker's love interest, Gwen Stacy, but it's likely that she will also return to the sequel.
Webb's deal was the one that was most doubted, as he was paid about $1 million for the first film and was said to be looking for a raise for the sequel—understandable, since the first film earned over $750 million world-wide and was well-received among Spiderman fans.
The sequel has been written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinkner. It's based on a previous draft that was written by James Vanderbilt. The film will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.
Columbia president Doug Belgrad said, "We could not be more confident in the direction we are taking this new Spider-Man storyline, and we are tremendously excited to be ramping up production again with Marc at the helm and Andrew continuing on as Peter Parker. We can't wait to share what we have in store for Peter and Spider-Man with audiences worldwide."
The sequel is set to be released on May 2, 2014.
Posted by Jena
9/30/2012 7:18 PM