Amazing Spider-Man 4 Details

In a move that even Nostradamus might suggest is a bit bloody premature, Marc Webb has begun openly discussing the possibly story line for Amazing Spider-Man 4, despite the fact that 2 isn't out yet and 3 hasn't even been written.

The sequel to a sequel to a sequel that isn't out yet was announced by Sony yesterday, leaving many people wondering if they had just turned over two pages at once or vibrated 5 years into the future. 

While talking to CraveOnline, presumably a website dedicated entirely to that chocolatey cereal, director Marc Webb continued to jump the gun like a frog in the British War Museum, suggesting that Amazing Spider-Man 4 might not just be about the Amazing Spider-Man;

"Well, I think this was conceived of as a trilogy so there was a defined architecture to the story we were telling and we had sort of a rough outline of what was going to happen. I think [for] the fourth movie, what we’ve discovered is there are so many ancillary characters, that have enormous, cinematic potential that there may be other ways to exploit those characters, in a way that is exciting and fun and worthwhile. It might not just be a Spider-Man movie."

Lucky for us that Marc Webb and Sony managed to discover all these other characters for us. I can't think how we missed them in the last 50 years of Spider-Man being a thing. Perhaps we weren't looking hard enough. 

There's no way they'll actually replace Spider-Man with other characters, but the chance to make a proper ensemble superhero movie inside an existing franchise is certainly interesting. Sort of an Ocean's 11 type affair, but with the spandex crowd. Spider-Man, Black Cat... some other allies that Sony owns the cinematic rights to. 

Daredevil can't be in it, since he went home to Marvel, but maybe someone less high-profile like The Prowler could make an appearance. 

The speculation (wild speculation on a movie not scheduled for release until 20 bloody 18) is that these "Ancillary Characters" will include the Sinister Six, a team of villains thought to be a big part of Amazing Spider-Man 3. Thought to be, mind you, because obviously that film isn't made yet either.

This is ridiculous. Discussing the details to a film that exists entirely in the mind's eye of a grubby Exec at Sony and at this point might as well have premier on the fucking moon is beyond baffling. Marc Webb might be off the project by then. Andrew Garfield might quit to be in an indie movie about small town bigotry. The whole franchise might tank harder than an entire Panzer division falling off a bridge. There's just no way to know because they've only released ONE FILM IN THE SERIES!

Obviously Sony are only doing this to ensure that they lock down the rights to Spider-Man for the remainder of human history, thwarting all of our dreams that they might one day revert to Marvel and we could see Spidey swinging alongside the Avengers. By continuing to make movies ad infinitum they cement the franchise as their own, and this is just Sony letting everyone know their intentions.

So anyway, look forward to Amazing Spider-Man 4 in 2018, and if you don't plan your diaries that far ahead then perhaps just start with looking forward to Amazing Spider-Man 2 in April next year.

Words by Gazz Wood

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