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Garfield & Webb Back for 'Spider-Man' Sequel, Set for May 2014

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood September 28, 2012 at 3:42PM

Andrew Garfield and director Marc Webb will return for Columbia Pictures' next installment of "The Amazing Spider-Man," while Emma Stone is currently in talks. The script for the sequel is by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci ("Transformers," "Star Trek") and Jeff Pinkler, based on James Vanderbilt's earlier draft. The film is set for a May 2, 2014 release in 3-D.
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Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield in "The Amazing Spider-Man"
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield in "The Amazing Spider-Man"

Andrew Garfield and director Marc Webb will return for Columbia Pictures' next installment of "The Amazing Spider-Man," while Emma Stone is currently in talks. The script for the sequel is by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci ("Transformers," "Star Trek") and Jeff Pinkler, based on James Vanderbilt's earlier draft. The film is set for a May 2, 2014 release in 3-D.

Columbia Pictures' president Doug Belgrad states:

“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.”

Production will kick off early next year. The first film in this latest "Spider-Man" series grossed $751 million worldwide. The first installment of Sam Raimi's trio of "Spider-man" films raked in $821 million worldwide.
 

This article is related to: Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Columbia Pictures, Marc Webb, Andrew Garfield


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.