"The Amazing Spider-Man," Sony Pictures' fourth installment in the franchise, has already broken box office records and wooed critics into its web.
Now, Sony hopes it will amaze twice more.
On the film's Facebook fan page, the studio confirmed that the new "Spider-Man" is the first in a trilogy.
"It's finally here," the post, which appeared in more than 1.7 million newsfeeds Monday, begins. "'The Amazing Spider-Man' is the first installment in a movie trilogy that will explore how our fave hero's journey was shaped by the disappearance of his parents."
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By Thursday evening, the post was liked 11,684 times.
"The Amazing Spider-Man" opened Monday in the United States after grossing $6 million from 1,236 screens in India, the biggest opening ever for a Hollywood film there and 74 percent bigger than 'Spider-Man 3."