Andrew Garfield and director Marc Webb have signed on for Amazing Spider-Man 2 according to Deadline.
While it isn’t a surprise they would return for the sequel, it is a bit shocking the deals weren’t already in place as Amazing Spider-Man 2 was announced in Aug. 2011, almost a year before the first one even hit theaters. Emma Stone still hasn’t signed to return as Gwen Stacey, but she is expected to do so at any time.
The sequel is scheduled for release on May 2, 2014, so filming is going to have to begin in the not too distant future if they are going to make that premiere date. Once again convincing me filmmaking is now backwards and the release dates are all that matters, but that shouldn’t really surprise anyone.
Here’s hoping the new contracts include an option for Amazing Spider-Man 3.