Before The Amazing Spider-Man made a good few hundred million less than Sony expected and hoped for, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4 were on the cards, as were Sinister Six, Venom, and a mysterious female-led spinoff. Throw in the fact that the Sony Hack caused a PR nightmare for the studio, and they really had no other choice than to make a deal with Marvel Studios to have Peter Parker join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
As a result of all this, director Marc Webb will never be given a chance to finish The Amazing Spider-Man trilogy. Asked in a recent interview if he feels like only getting to helm two instalments was something of a “bittersweet” experience for him, he had this to say (in an interview which took place before Jon Watts was hired to direct Marvel’s Spider-Man).
“No, I’m very excited for all the folks at Marvel and what they’re going to do with that character. I think he belongs in that universe and there’s a real excitement to see what they come up with. Maybe we’ll all be on a panel someday, Sam, me and whoever directs it.”
While it’s hard not to feel bad for Webb and perhaps even a little frustrated over the lack of a proper resolution to The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s fairly open ending, most fans really don’t care due to the fact that Spidey is going to show up in Captain America: Civil War next year.
What do you think about Webb’s comments?