Well, it looks like the series spawned by Marc Webb will accomplish what Sam Raimi failed to do: get to four films. With a trilogy long expected, the expansion to a fourth film is certainly big news -- especially when the second movie hasn't dropped yet -- and perhaps speaks to Sony's confidence in the series, or their desire not to be left behind in the superhero race.
Either way, the studio has dated "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" for June 10, 2016, and the "The Amazing Spider-Man 4" on May 4, 2018, which means -- if you do your math quickly enough -- a new Peter Parker adventure every two years. Nerds rejoice! The sequel has been packing in the characters with Rhino (Paul Giamatti), Electro (Jamie Foxx), Harry Osborn/Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) and (rumored) Vulture (Colm Feore) slated to appear in what is a supposed built up to the Sinister Six. If that's the case, they'll have time to stretch it out.
So, are you ready for four Spider-Man movies? Let us know below -- and oh yeah, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" drops on May 2, 2014. [Deadline]