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Amazing Spider-Man Confirmed As First Film in Sony Trilogy

If you blinked, you might have missed it.While trying to get followers to buy tickets early this week to The Amazing Spider-Man, the movie’s official Facebook page quietly confirmed the film is the first in a trilogy: “It’s finally here! The Amazing Spider-Man is the first installment in a movie trilogy that will explore how our fave hero’s journey was shaped by the disappearance of his parents.”

Announcing a movie projected to do well will be part of a trilogy before it even debuts is nothing new in Hollywood, but this might just be the first time it’s been done so casually on a Facebook page.

In case you haven’t seen it since direct Marc Webb’s film opened Tuesday, here’s the official synopsis:

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance — leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.


  • Socko

    I was weary of the reboot at first, in fact I was pretty much downright against it, I was a huge fan of the original trilogy.  Then I saw the trailer and it started to turn me around.  I saw it yesterday and I loved the Amazing Spider-man, Garfield and Stone were…amazing.  This is definitely one of my favourite super-hero films.  I hope they keep Marc Webb, he really got the emotional tone spot on.  Uncle Bens death and the aftermath actually got to me, that never happens.  So yeah, bring on the sequel!

  • Everydayriot

    Did you see it? It didn’t do anything to diminish Ben’s role in Peter’s life. This movie was AWESOME~

  • 0bsessions

     I was in a similar, yet opposite stance (If that’s possible).

    Other than 2, I pretty thoroughly disliked the original series. It never worked for me and I found it to be a monumental disappointment.

    With the way the originals went and the way Marvel’s other film properties were flourishing, I was looking at ASM with a great sense of trepidation due to Sony’s continued involvement.

    Then came the trailers and the clips and I was trying so hard not to get pumped, regardless of how many notes it was hitting with me. I didn’t want to get excited and end up disappointed all over again.

    Went to see it Wednesday and loved it.

  • 0bsessions

     Sheen made a pretty effectively awesome Uncle Ben.

  • Aws1985

    Did you see the movie yet? The death of his uncle is still the big deciding factor in turning him into a vigilante. 

  • Daniel Penland

    I just came from seeing it and loved it. Solid performances by a great cast, and an excellent story. And a great score by James Horner.

    I’m really glad they decided to have Spidey wise-cracking while fighting, Peter being a science nerd and still in high school, and… actual web shooters!

  • coalminds

    Before yet another reboot of course.

  • Lionelpena

    The BEST MOVIE EVER!!! Badass! I saw it 4 times and goin again to see it right now!! Makes the other trashy no point lame other 3 spidermans look like crap! Which they are!! Check this movie! It’s as good as avengers… Everythin about it perfect!