Briefly: This isn’t exactly a shocking revelation, but Sony has confirmed that The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb will return to helm the third installment of the franchise. The news comes via a recent article in Variety, which explores the studio’s financial status and hypothesizes that a few more tentpole franchises might be in order.
Webb did a solid job on The Amazing Spider-Man, focusing more on the man behind the mask than previous films had done while still providing plenty of thrills. Every bit of footage we’ve seen from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 indicates that it will be bigger and better than the last, and with a multi-film arc already confirmed, it’s nice to have the consistency of the same director behind the camera for the next volume, as well.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens on May 2.