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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.