Sony to Make Two More ‘Spider-Man’ Sequels

Sony will release "Amazing Spider-Man 2" next summer

Sony will produce and release two more sequels to "The Amazing Spider-Man," the studio announced on Monday. The studio is already production on “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which will open in theaters May 2 of next year.

The third "Spider-Man" film will open June 10, 2016 while the fourth will open May 4, 2018.

The first film in the reboot of the comic book franchise grossed more than $750 million worldwide last year and propelled Sony to more than $4 billion overall at the box office in 2012.

“Spider-Man is our most important, most successful, and most beloved franchise, so we're thrilled that we are in a position to lock in these prime release dates over the next five years.” Jeff Blake, vice chairman of Sony Pictures, said in a statement.

Marc Webb directed the first and is directing the second film. It remains unclear if he will return for the subsequent movies. Andrew Garfield stars as the titular super hero while Emma Stone plays Gwen Stacy.