There has been some great Amazing Spider-Man 2 news this week already and now we have more! First and foremost we have learned that Amazing Spider-Man 3 (2016) and 4 (2018) have been given release dates/ green lights.
The official word from Sony Pictures: “Pictures Entertainment now in production in New York on The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, slated for release on May 2, 2014, the studio is planting its flag on two future release dates for one of the most successful franchises in studio history, it was announced today by Jeff Blake, Chairman, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures. The next two films in the story of Peter Parker will be released on June 10, 2016, and on May 4, 2018, respectively.
Commenting on the announcement, Blake said, “Spider-Man is our most important, most successful, and most beloved franchise, so we’re thrilled that we are in a position to lock in these prime release dates over the next five years.”
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner, with a previous draft by James Vanderbilt, and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are the producers. The executive producers are E. Bennett Walsh, Stan Lee, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci.
The Amazing Spider-Man took in over $750 million at the worldwide box office last year”.
Now the latest news is that Felicity Jones will be playing Black Cat. A fact that she may or may not have confirmed in a recent interview (see below at the 1 minute mark). What is certain is that she is playing the Black Cat’s alter ego, Felicia Hardy in Amazing Spider-Man 2. Bleeding Cool.com popped the question during an interview for her most recent film Like Crazy.