Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb to return for Amazing Spider-Man sequel
Story by Jack Foley
DIRECTOR Marc Webb and leading man Andrew Garfield have now officially confirmed that they will both be back for the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man.
Emma Stone is in talks to continue her role as Peter Parker’s love interest Gwen Stacy.
The sequel is due to commence shooting early next year (2013) with a view to having it ready for a release date of May 2, 2014.
While there hasn’t really been much doubt about the return of Garfield and Stone, Webb’s deal was the one that had aroused most speculation.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Webb was paid an estimated $1 million for the first chapter in the reboot, but was looking for a pay raise in the wake of the film’s $750 million-plus world-wide box office.
But although figures haven’t been revealed of Webb’s new deal, Columbia president Doug Belgrad is delighted to have secured the return of his original team.
He told The Hollywood Reporter: “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.
“We can’t wait to share what we have in store for Peter and Spider-Man with audiences world-wide.”
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