While Sony Pictures has every intention of moving forward with at least a third and fourth "The Amazing Spider-Man" film, the series' star Andrew Garfield may not be along for the entire ride. The actor tells Yahoo UK:
"I'm under contract for another one after this... as far as a fourth one... that's not anything to do with me. I think what we're doing here [with the second film] is we've established the world. And now we get to really play inside that world. Use our imagination, and kind of expand. That's what this film is."
He also admits the first "The Amazing Spider-Man" had some faults, mostly to do with the awkward juggling of elements:
"I think there was something missing in the first one because our focus wasn't on character as much we were trying to keep a number of plates spinning in the air - How can we reintroduce the character? How do we not upset this guy or this guy? That was a tough wasteland we had to move through."
He's much more hopeful about the sequel, admitting to crying when the film's writers pitched the sequel to him - "I was really emotionally moved by what they said to me".
The film's director Marc Webb is also grateful to be past the origin story elements:
"You know the first time we had to deal with the origin story which was fun, but tricky. This time around the flood gates opened for all of us. We got to explore things that just hadn't been explored cinematically before. Whether it's Electro you know, or more the story with Gwen."
Yet Webb is also not thinking ahead to a fourth film as yet, in fact he seemed as caught off guard as everyone else by that announcement:
"We did think about these movies from the very beginning as a series of movies… Really a trilogy, to be totally frank"