Marc Webb won’t direct The Amazing Spider-Man 4

We’re still a few weeks away from the release of the second movie in Sony’s rebooted Spider-Man universe, but that hasn’t stopped the studio from mapping out the future of the franchise. We already know that director Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield will return for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 in 2016, while there’s planned spin-offs for Venom and The Sinister Six, not to mention The Amazing Spider-Man 4 in 2018.

Now, we’ve heard a few comments previously from Andrew Garfield which seemed to indicate that he’s undecided about a fourth outing as the wall-crawler, and now Marc Webb has confirmed himself that he has no plans to return to the director’s chair for the fourth movie, telling The Daily Beast that, “I’d like to be involved as a consultant. 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.”

So, if Garfield and Webb do depart the franchise for the fourth movie, who would you like to see continuing the story? Or will it be time for yet another reboot?

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set for release on April 18th in the UK and on May 1st in North America, with a cast that also includes returning stars Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Sally Field (Aunt May), Chris Zylka (Flash Thompson), Campbell Scott (Richard Parker), Embeth Davidtz (Mary Parker), Martin Sheen (Ben Parker) and Denis Leary (George Stacy) and new additions Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) as Electro, Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as Harry Osborn, Paul Giamatti (12 Years a Slave) as The Rhino, Chris Cooper (American Beauty) as Norman Osborn, Colm Feore (Thor) as Donald Menken, Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings) as Dr. Kafka, B.J. Novak (The Office) as Alistair Smythe, and Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) and Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis) in as yet unrevealed roles. 

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