July 5, 2012 16:14
Two sequels to 'The Amazing Spider-Man' confirmed
'The Amazing Spider-Man' will be the first in a trilogy of superhero films
The Amazing Spider-Man will be the first film in a trilogy, it has been confirmed.
A post on the film's Facebook page announced: "It's finally here! The Amazing Spider-Man is the first instalment in a movie trilogy that will explore how our fave hero's journey was shaped by the disappearance of his parents."
A second film had already been scheduled, but this is the first time that The Amazing Spider-Man has been spoken of as a trilogy. Earlier this week (July 3), director Marc Webb revealed that he made the film with ideas for future instalments in mind. "Movies like this tend to have sequels, [though] ultimately the audience will tell us if they want one. But I kind of thought it was an interesting thing to anticipate those storylines and think about the backstories and how we can parlay those into an ongoing story," he said at the time.
After a lengthy promotional campaign, The Amazing Spider-Man finally opened in the UK and US on Tuesday (July 3). The film is believed to have broken a US box office for a Tuesday release after taking $35 million (£22 million) on its first day in cinemas.
The film's star, Andrew Garfield, has previously revealed that he is keen to reprise his role as Peter Parker in future films. At the end of last month (June 29), he confirmed that the second Spider-Man film has already been given a release date of May 2014. However, he also admitted that the script has yet to be written.
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