As you know Sony Pictures already set release dates for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and also The Amazing Spider-Man 4. I just assumed Andrew Garfield would return to play Peter Parker in all of the films, but in a recent interview with Yahoo!, the actor reveals that he's not a part of the fourth film saying,
"I mean I’m under contract for another one after this… as far as a fourth one? That's not anything to do with me. But yeah, I think what we’re doing here is we've established the world. And now we get to really play inside that world."
It would be kind of strange not to see Garfield reprise his role. Maybe he is just waiting to renegotiate his contract with the studio? Garfield seems so in love with this character, it doesn't make sense that he wouldn't want to keep doing more. Director Marc Webb goes on to compare the first film with the the sequel, saying,
“You know the first time we had to deal with the origin story which was fun, but tricky. This time around the flood gates opened for all of us. We got to explore things that just hadn’t been explored cinematically before. Whether it’s Electro you know, or more the story with Gwen…This time around we’ve really focused on making this a driving action movie from the get go.”
"I think there was something missing in the first one because our focus wasn't on character as much we were trying to keep a number of plates spinning in the air – How can we reintroduce the character? How do we not upset this guy or this guy? That was a tough wasteland we had to move through. Now we could say, 'who is this guy? How can we best serve Spider-Man?'"
The sequel looks like it going to be freakin' great! I loved what I saw in the first trailer and I can't wait to see more! I definitely looks better than the first movie. The actor goes on to talk about his emotional pitch meeting with the films writers,
“I sat with [screenwriters] Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman in a restaurant for lunch in New York, and they pitched me this movie… And I was crying. I'm an easy crier, but I was really emotionally moved by what they said to me. And I think a lot of my emotion was because these two guys love the character as much as I do."
Now if for some crazy reason Garfield didn't come back to play Spider-Man, who do you think should step into the role?
The sequel hits theaters on May 2nd, 2014, and I'm looking forward to see how far they expand this franchise and universe.