‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ To Be Released In 2014. Really? Gracious.

I am currently suffering superhero movie fatigue. Like a son of a bitch. Despite this, I still see them. So while I cannot friggin’ believe they’re already announcing an Amazing Spider-Man 2 with the first one almost a year away, I also can. Because it’s going to make enough money to justify it. Because of sluts like me.


Columbia Pictures is serious about their new  Spider-man  franchise.  The Amazing Spider-Man  won’t hit theaters until July 2012, and a sequel is already planned. In March, Sony  hired  screenwriter  James Vanderbilt  to pen the follow-up. It looks like they are happy with the drafts he handed in, because today they are setting a May 2nd 2014 release date for  The Amazing Spider-Man 2  (I’m sure this title will change to something more clever later on). A Sony exec told  Deadline, “I think it speaks volumes about our confidence in what we are seeing on the new film and our desire to move quickly on the next installment.” Sony also wants to beat Marvel Studios to the punch, as the Disney-owned comic book company/studio has yet to announce their 2014 slate of projects or claim dates.

Part of me hopes the reboot fails so spectacularly that the announcement of a sequel seems ludicrous. The more sensible part of me wants it to rock.