Marc Webb returns for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN sequel

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Posted by k4tzm4n (40219 posts) - - Show Bio

The official Facebook page for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN just confirmed that director Marc Webb will return for the sequel. To no one's surprise, the film was a financial success and raked in just over $750 million globally.  Fans had mixed reactions, but I had a blast with it and G-Man also gave it a rave review.  Doug Belgrad, the President of Columbia Pictures, released a statement about the franchise's future:

“We could not be more confident in the direction we are taking this new Spider-Man storyline and we are tremendously excited to be ramping up production again with Marc at the helm and Andrew continuing on as Peter Parker,” 

Are you happy Webb is pulling the strings behind Peter's life again or would you have wanted Columbia Pictures to pick someone else?  And if so, who?  Finally, feel free to endlessly speculate about the mid-credits scene and what you want to see in the follow-up! 

The untitled sequel has a release date of May 2, 2014.   
 It's cool if I kill off your girlfriend this time around, right?
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#1 Edited by Dark_Vengeance_ (14594 posts) - - Show Bio

I feel neutral about this. I liked The Amazing Spider-man but at the same time, there were a lot of plot holes.

#2 Posted by k4tzm4n (40219 posts) - - Show Bio
@DarkKnightDetective: It's my understanding the studio trimmed a lot of extra content from the film.  Hopefully that'll be on the blu-ray/DVD and help clear some things up.
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#3 Posted by JamesKM716 (1992 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly, i'm good with this. I love Garfield as Peter Parker, and Marc Webb seems to have a good grasp on Spider-Man.

On thoughts for ASM2, i want them to kill off Gwen Stacy, and yet, i don't want Green Goblin in the movies just yet, which is kinda contradictory. Personally, i wanna see Normand and Harry in ASM2, and perhaps.... Venom as the villain? or Electro. Or the Sinister Six....

#4 Posted by kriminal (646 posts) - - Show Bio

i was really disapointed in the film. the origin was destroyed and spiderman was soft. captain stacy had to save him from lizard. aunt may was awful. i hope they stop raping the story and just have spidey tear it up

#5 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14594 posts) - - Show Bio
@k4tzm4n: yeah but there are still some things that they will not change........just watch this video I really do not feel like pointing out all of them. 
  
#6 Posted by Teerack (5814 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm still crossing my fingers that Disney will out lawyer Sony and get spider-man.

#7 Posted by k4tzm4n (40219 posts) - - Show Bio
@DarkKnightDetective: Watched that the other day.  I love HISHE.
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#8 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14594 posts) - - Show Bio
@k4tzm4n: Who doesn 't?
#9 Posted by k4tzm4n (40219 posts) - - Show Bio
@DarkKnightDetective: People who don't enjoy laughing.
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#10 Posted by fatcowmoomoo (8 posts) - - Show Bio

The Amazing Spider-Man was basically just a collection of scenes from the original Spider-Man movie, except done worse. Uncle Ben's death and peter's reaction to it wasn't handled as well, the line that Uncle Ben said to Peter that was supposed to be "with great power, comes great responsibility" was just a convoluted and awkward rephrasing. The villain talked to himself for some reason, but this wasn't done as well as the scenes with Norman Osborn in the original. The movie ends on the same note with Peter telling his girl they can't be together, except this moment was more dramatic in the original and made a lot more sense.

I certainly hope that the second film is better, but to be honest the first film shouldn't have existed at all. Retelling Spider-Man's original and basically having the exact same plot, beat for beat, as the original film was unnecessary and boring. They probably would've been better served using whatever their idea is for this sequel as the premise of the original movie. A movie should never be made just to get the origin story out of the way and set-up a sequel, and that's what The Amazing Spider-Man really felt like.

#11 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14594 posts) - - Show Bio
@k4tzm4n: So, Marlyn Manson fans?
#12 Posted by TerryBogard2014 (480 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Posted by feargalr (1160 posts) - - Show Bio

Ah shucks :( Marc Webb is a great director..... for rom coms. He was the weak link in ASM

#14 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4527 posts) - - Show Bio

How about damn Carnage!

#15 Posted by The_Tree (7281 posts) - - Show Bio

F###in' loved The Amazing Spider-Man, so I am completely excited for the sequel. 2014 is shaping up to be yet another awesome year for comic book movies!

Here's to hoping we get to see Norman, Harry, or MJ.

#16 Posted by crazyflashfan11 (182 posts) - - Show Bio

i just had to resist jumping out of my chair and celebrating when i saw thois.

#17 Posted by CHSPIDEY (10 posts) - - Show Bio

Am I the only one who finds the idea of a Spider-Man director whose last name is WEBB hilarious?

#18 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (2448 posts) - - Show Bio

@crazyflashfan11 said:

i just had to resist jumping out of my chair and celebrating when i saw thois.

#19 Posted by War Killer (20129 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved ASM so I'm glad that he's coming back for the sequel.

#20 Posted by LoganRogue24 (1187 posts) - - Show Bio

@fatcowmoomoo: i agree it was ok but not really needed.

#21 Posted by Meteorite (3351 posts) - - Show Bio

I really liked The Amazing Spider-Man, and whilst I think that the Raimi movies do have their merits, I much preferred ASM for actually changing things and trying to tread new ground rather than just copying the Raimi movies.

#22 Posted by GothamRed (2563 posts) - - Show Bio

@evilvegeta74: you need venom first

#23 Posted by WolfsbaneMarvel24 (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Awww yea but honestly how are they going to use another villain for this movie after the set up of Norman Osborn in the movie especially the ending

#24 Posted by TheMess1428 (2176 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think Gwen should die in the second one. She should die in the 3rd and that's when Green Goblin should show up. As for the second one, introduce Mary Jane, spark up a love triangle, and for the villain, use Scorpion or Chameleon.

#25 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic news!

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#26 Posted by FoxCircuit101 (56 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes!!!!

#27 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

I got high in the sky hopes

#28 Edited by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

Yay. More scenes of emo Garfield awkwardly taking off or losing his mask so mainstream audiences can gush over the glamor shots. *Sigh*

The Spider-Man mask is a privilege to wear! Keep it on!!!

#29 Posted by BoyWander (318 posts) - - Show Bio

"Are you happy Webb is pulling the strings behind Peter's life again or would you have wanted Columbia Pictures to pick someone else? And if so, who?"

How about Marvel Studios. Y'know the people who Spider-man should belong to.

#30 Posted by Madame_Mist (1325 posts) - - Show Bio

Yay, more babbling dialogue and plot wholes.

#31 Posted by They Killed Cap! (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

Well that is good news...

#32 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer said:

I loved ASM so I'm glad that he's coming back for the sequel.

same here.

#33 Posted by spiderturtle (66 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarkKnightDetective: Haha thought i was the only one that saw they tried so hard to dodge the great power great responsibility line.

#34 Posted by charlieboy (7159 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool. I loved the first one. Can't wait to see more.

#35 Posted by sora_thekey (8161 posts) - - Show Bio

They need to hurry 'cause this Peter is almost 30 and he's playing a high school student.

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#36 Posted by Mercy_ (92684 posts) - - Show Bio

Am I the only one who finds it AWESOME that his last name is Webb?

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#37 Posted by Poncho (64 posts) - - Show Bio

I was never a fan of Jackal but after what Dan Slott has done with him, i would really like to see him.

#38 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

That's great news. He did a great job, despite Sony's terrible marketing scheme and their need to mess with the final cut.

#39 Posted by comicfan123 (61 posts) - - Show Bio

When I first saw the trailer at one of last year's summer films, I was pretty skeptical on it. But here's the thing: I actually went to see Green Lantern. I thought it wouldn't be that bad. And the reason I went to see it in the first place was because I actually had no wish to go see X-Men: First Class.

I highly regret this decision, since GL was terrible, and then I watched XMFC on cable for the first time and was pleasantly surprised.

So I decided to take what I learned and give TASM a chance, and I loved it. So I'm actually looking forward to the sequel. Garfield's Spidey was awesome, and I actually really liked Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy; I felt she contributed a lot more and was much more interesting than MJ in the first three films.

#40 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Fine by me really...the story was competent in ASM in my opinion and I rather enjoyed it. Of course...the picture with the words below do make me think he has a grave decision to make...to kill Gwen or not to kill Gwen...that is the question...

#41 Posted by GillaDro (244 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely like this new guy better as Peter, Toby Maguire sucks.

#42 Posted by KomicKev (88 posts) - - Show Bio

Why would we want Green Goblin in the next movie? It's like always having Lex Luthor in all of the Superman movies. Spidey has a HUGE rogues gallery that could and should be used. And I feel that Venom and/or Carnage should not be introduced at all, especially if they keep Peter in high school for the next one.

Emma Stone made a great Gwen so I hope they don't try to kill her off, just because. Put her in peril, sure. Have Spider-Man rescue her at the last minute, sure. But kill her off? Nah! Too soon. I hope they get JJJ in the next one though.

#43 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy to hear. I think it this one (2) it's going to meet Mary Jane, Gwen is going to die and by the third one he's going be with Mary Jane :D

#44 Posted by scruffysuikotsu (1 posts) - - Show Bio

@fatcowmoomoo: After three movies straight of "with great power comes great responsibility," Toby McGuire's awkward constipation face, the not so hot chick playing the supposed to be very hot Marry Jane, and that same old boring red and blue suit that ol' web head's been wearing since the character's creation you have a problem with trying something new and exciting that actually draws a crowd? I disagree with your opinion, I respect it, but I disagree good cow.

Personally I liked the new spider-man way better than the old ones. This spider-man is funnier, better showcased with all the different types of webs, and at least this spider-man won't sell his marriage to Mephisto (Joe Quesada).

Also personally i feel that almost all origin movies are snoozers for the first few minutes but that's only because I read the origin comics.

#45 Posted by Gonzo33 (111 posts) - - Show Bio

Give me dat mid air vulture fight in 3D please!

#46 Posted by Superbat420 (250 posts) - - Show Bio

We have someone die in every spiderman movie, can we have just one where somebody doesn't die at the end?

#47 Posted by Cavemold (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't be any worse that the last one?

#48 Posted by VictorVonDoom_1 (142 posts) - - Show Bio

Stoked.

#49 Posted by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

I just really want Peter to be less of a d*ck in this next one. I love the original three (they got me into comic books), especially Peter Parker's portrayal in them. In these movie, Peter just seems like a jerk who goes back on his word. Not saying Raimi's Spiderman didn't do some stupid stuff, but I feel like there was more reason for what he did. Fingers crossed for better sequel.

#50 Posted by Robert_Dent (5 posts) - - Show Bio

YES! YES! YES!

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