The followup was on the books even before the first movie hit theaters, with "Transformers" dudes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman hired to pen the script, and a release date already on the calendar. "The Amazing Spider-Man" was a success, though maybe not quite what Sony was hoping for. The reboot was the lowest earner domestically for any of the studio's Spider-Man movies to date, doing pretty much double the business overseas. And all added up, the worldwide tally is still the lowest of any of Raimi films.
That being said, it's not trailing the Raimi films by much, and there is no doubt this one will keep the money rolling in for a while yet too. So now let's start speculating about the villain -- Sinister Six maybe? Anyone you want to see? [THR]