The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield has reportedly signed a new contract with Sony Pictures that will bring him back as Peter Parker for at least two more Spider-Man films. The news comes from The Daily Star, and this is what a senior source from Columbia Pictures told them:
"Andrew is already contracted to make two more films for release in 2015 and 2016."
What's interesting about that statement is The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is set to be released on June 10th, 2016, and part 4 will be released on May 4th, 2018. So what is this 2015 movie they speak of? Could it be for the Sinister Six or Venom spinoff films being developed? I don't see how Spider-Man wouldn't be a part of those, but I guess we'll see.
The source goes on to say that they "are looking to tie him to the role for as many as a further four pictures given the huge success the franchise is enjoying." They then add, "The part is pretty much his for as long as he chooses."
Apparently, to help sweeten the deal and keep Garfield on board, the studio is even offering him a box office profit-sharing deal to play Spidey for another six years.
I'm a big fan of what Garfield has done in bringing Peter Parker to life on the big screen. He's been awesome and has fully realized the character in my eyes. I'd love to see him keep playing Spider-Man, and it looks like the studio is doing everything they can to keep him around.