According to The Hollywood Reporter, star Andrew Garfield and director Marc Webb have signed on for a sequel to “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Emma Stone is also in talks to reprise her role, Gwen Stacy.
The film, to star Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, is set for a May 2, 2014 release.
This release date will tie into Free Comic Book Day, the first Saturday in May, in which comic book shops and participating locations around the world will give away comics to customers and visitors.
Free Comic Book Day was created by Concord, Calif., comic book retailer Joe Field, owner of Flying Colors Comics and Other Cool Stuff.
“I love the way Hollywood has increased the awareness of the First Saturday in May as the international holiday for comic books with Free Comic Book Day,” Field said in a Nerdage interview when the date was announced. “I know this will give an extra lift (to) Free Comic Book Day. FCBD: This time it’s AMAZING!”
Field is the president of ComicsPRO, the comic-book retailer trade organization.
Columbia’s president spoke to THR about his excitement to have Webb and Garfield on board for the sequel.
“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,” Columbia president Doug Belgrad said at THR. “We can’t wait to share what we have in store for Peter and Spider-Man with audiences worldwide.”
- Matt Price