Rumor: ‘AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3’ delayed until 2017 #WHATEVS

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I may have been a bit hyperbolic when I said that Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the worst superhero movie since Batman & Robin. But man, I sure didn’t fucking like it. Loved the cast, deplored everything else. I’m not alone. The franchise has made consistently less and less money with every iteration. So if Sony wants to delay Amazing Spider-Man 3 in order to spiff it up, go for it. If they want to delay it because they’re secretly WORKING WITH MARVEL STUDIOS TO INTEGRATE SPIDER-MAN INTO AVENGERS 3, all the better!

I have absolutely no reason to believe that’s going to happen. Other than this pair of messed-underwear I’ve been wearing like a Wolverine mask all day whispering me sweet words with its diarrhea vapors.

That Sony wants more Spider-Man isn’t in doubt. But when it’ll get more Spider-Man might be. A new report indicates that The Amazing Spider-Man 3, originally scheduled for a 2016 bow, may now be arriving in 2017 instead. Get all the latest dirt after the jump.

The rumor comes from AICN, who casually dropped it into a larger story about WB/DC’s upcoming slate. The release date change has not been confirmed by Sony.

The studio has had June 10, 2016 and May 4, 2018 locked down for two more Amazing Spider-Man installments since last year. However, the fourth entry was never actually confirmed to be The Amazing Spider-Man 4. At this point, it seems more likely to be either Venom or Sinister Six.

With almost $700 million in international grosses, this summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn’t what you’d call a flop. But nor did it meet Sony’s sky-high expectations. It made less than The Amazing Spider-Man, which itself earned less than any of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man films.

Plans for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 are already pretty far along, with director Marc Webb and star Andrew Garfield expected to return and Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinker on board to write the script.

If Sony’s getting worried about the diminishing returns for the franchise, it’d make sense for them to regroup before throwing another $200 million at another underperforming entry. And if that’s the case, it should be interesting to see how that affects their plans for the other Spider-Man movies. [/Film]