Marc Webb is Not Directing SPIDER-MAN 4


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb intends to end his Sony Pictures’ long term as helmer with the third installment in 2016.

The 39-year-old music video director – now an A-list Hollywood filmmaker, said that directing the first three Amazing Spider-Man films is enough for him:

I’d like to be involved as a consultant, and I’ve already talked to these guys about it, but in terms of directing it, that will close out my tenure. I’ve had so much fun doing it, but after the third movie, it’ll be the time to find something else.

The_Amazing_Spider-Man_2Hot on the heels of The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), which did incredibly well at the box office, Sony has already set a release date of May 4, 2018 for The Amazing Spider-Man 4.The studio is apparently going about expanding Spider-Man Cinematic Universe. As well as the third film – scheduled for a June 10, 2016, they are developing Venom and Sinister Six movies.

Asked by The Daily Beast if he wishes that the iconic Marvel superhero could assemble alongside The Avengers, Webb answered:

We’re building out a more complicated Spider-Man universe with characters that people haven’t seen in other Spider-Man movies—The Sinister Six, Venom, and more. We’d all love to overlap with other studios, but it’s beyond my pay grade.

His decision to leave the franchise leaves a lot of questions than answers as to where the story will now go. Moreover, Andrew Garfield’s contract is up after Amazing Spider-Man 3.

The fourth Amazing Spider-Man movie is a long way off at any rate, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into theaters May 2. The film brings back Garfield and Emma Stone as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, Jamie Foxx will also be in the film as a new villain Electro, along with Sally Fields, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, and Colm Feore.