Marc Webb won't swing back for The Amazing Spider-Man 4

17 March 2014

Untangling from the franchise web.

Marc Webb will not direct the fourth film in the Amazing Spider-Man series, it has been confirmed.

Despite his marvellously appropriate name, Webb will leave the franchise as a director following The Amazing Spider-Man 3, due to be released in May 2016.

Speaking to the Daily Beast, Webb confirmed: "I'd like to be involved as a consultant, and I've already talked to these guys about it, but in terms of directing it, that will close out my tenure. I've had so much fun doing it, but after the third movie, it'll be the time to find something else".

Sony recently announced that they planned to release one Spider-Man movie or spin-off a year. Standalone movies for some of Spidey's most notorious villains, including Venom and the Sinister Six, are already in the works.

It might seem a little presumptuous to be talking about the fourth entry in a franchise when the second is not even out in cinemas yet - but that's the level of feverish speculation we've reached with big blockbuster movies.

In the meantime, while we pontificate on who is the favourite to direct The Amazing Spider-Man 29, we still have The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to look forward to - that's set to be released on 18th April 2014.

[Source: The Daily Beast]