Despite being the underdog among the three main superhero movies this year, The Amazing Spider-Man was a hit, critically and financially. Having made about $650 million at the global box office, it’s no surprise that the film had always been planned as a trilogy. With the sequel set for a Spring 2014 release and the two leads already locked in to reprise their roles, the only question that remains is whether Marc Webb will return to the director’s chair.
Ever since 500 Days Of Summer, the director has owed Fox another film. Even though the studio let him do The Amazing Spider-Man, there was no guarantee they’d allow him to return for the sequel.
Though many feared that Webb would not be allowed back for the Spidey sequel, it’s now been revealed that Fox is considering letting return under one condition: Webb now owes them two movies. That’s a huge commitment to make but, on the flip side, he gets to return to the popular franchise and direct the sequel.
From various interviews at the time of the movie’s release, Webb seemed unsure on returning. If this doesn’t change his mind, then Sony would have to find a suitable replacement very quickly.
Frankly, the sequel would suffer if Webb doesn’t return. He needs to stay on board in order to maintain the great relationship aspect of the first movie and a consistency in tone. Sure there were flaws with the first film, but he can only get better with the second one. It could also be jarring to see a different director finish the story about Peter’s parents instead of Webb himself.
Even if he does return, one has to wonder if he’ll still be able to round out the trilogy himself or if Fox will stop him from returning a second time. For now though, let’s hope he comes back to direct what may be the biggest superhero movie of 2014.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to release on May 2, 2014.
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Source: The Los Angeles Times