Whatever faults The Amazing Spider-Man movies may have had (and there were a lot of them), it’s hard to be too harsh about the majority of Marc Webb’s direction. He succeeded in bringing a Spider-Man to big screen in a way which did the comic books justice, but things went off the rails with the sequel thanks to the studio cramming in a huge number of story threads and villains.
The movie ended on something of a cliffhanger with Harry Osborn looking to assemble the Sinister Six, but that’s just one of many plot threads which will never be resolved.
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However, as tough as it must have been to have the franchise snatched from him when Sony decided to make a deal with Marvel Studios to have Spider-Man enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Webb revealed that he doesn’t feel as if the whole experience was a “bittersweet” one when he was asked exactly that in an interview with /Film:
“No, I’m very excited for all the folks at Marvel and what they’re going to do with that character. I think he belongs in that universe and there’s a real excitement to see what they come up with. Maybe we’ll all be on a panel someday, Sam, me and whoever directs it.”
The director isn’t wrong about Spider-Man belonging in the MCU, and Sony really had no other choice that to make that happen after the response to TASM 2 and the Sony Hack scandal. Still, we’re definitely a bit disappointed that he never got the chance to make The Amazing Spider-Man 3.
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Source: Slash Film