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Sony is hard at work to replicate the success of this summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man. The studio announced Friday that director Marc Webb and actor Andrew Garfield will both be back for the sequel.
Variety reported that Garfield will reprise his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and that Emma Stone is in talks to return as Gwen Stacy.
Webb, who previously directed 2009’s (500) Days of Summer, will also direct again. However, he does still owe Fox Searchlight, which released (500) Days, another film.
Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner have written the script and Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will produce, reported ComingSoon.net.
It will be released in 3D on May 2, 2014. Production is set to start early next year.
“We could not be more confident in the direction we are taking this new Spider-Man storyline and we are tremendously excited to be ramping up production again with Marc at the helm and Andrew continuing on as Peter Parker,” Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures said in a statement. “We can’t wait to share what we have in store for Peter and Spider-Man with audiences worldwide.”
The Amazing Spider-Man grossed over $751 million worldwide when it was released this summer. The film is a reboot of the franchise, following Sam Raimi’s successful trilogy. Webb’s film took a different take on the character and pitted him against The Lizard.
It will be released on Blu-ray on Nov. 9.