Sony announces next two Spider-Man movies, coming in 2016 and 2018

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is currently in production for a May 2nd, 2014 release, and today Sony Pictures has announced two more Spider-Man movies and their respective release dates. The sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released on June 10th, 2016 and the next movie after that will come out on May 4th, 2018.

We had heard that Marc Webb was developing a Spider-Man trilogy, but it looks like Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man will be around for at least four movies now. Check out the full press release below and let me know what you think of this breaking news in the comments below!

CULVER CITY, Calif., June 17, 2013 – With Sony Pictures Entertainment now in production in New York on The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, slated for release on May 2, 2014, the studio is planting its flag on two future release dates for one of the most successful franchises in studio history, it was announced today by Jeff Blake, Chairman, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures. The next two films in the story of Peter Parker will be released on June 10, 2016, and on May 4, 2018, respectively.

Commenting on the announcement, Blake said, “Spider-Man is our most important, most successful, and most beloved franchise, so we’re thrilled that we are in a position to lock in these prime release dates over the next five years.”

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner, with a previous draft by James Vanderbilt, and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are the producers. The executive producers are E. Bennett Walsh, Stan Lee, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci.

The Amazing Spider-Man took in over $750 million at the worldwide box office last year.

SOURCE: Deadline