Marc Webb, the director of the upcoming Spider-Man sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, has been discussing the future films in the franchise, and he has hinted that later movies might not just revolve around Peter Parker.
Discussing the 2012 epic, its upcoming follow up, and the third instalment, which has already been confirmed, Webb told Total Film, “I think this was conceived of as a trilogy so there was a defined architecture to the story we were telling and we had sort of a rough outline of what was going to happen.”
Webb then teasingly added, “I think [for] the fourth movie, what we’ve discovered is there are so many ancillary characters, that have enormous, cinematic potential that there may be other ways to exploit those characters, in a way that is exciting and fun and worthwhile. It might not just be a Spider-Man movie.”
Webb then discussed the characters that will appear in the forthcoming sequel, remarking, “Anything you expect [about who these actors are playing], you’ll be surprised. To be totally honest, I intentionally conceal these things because I want people to be engaged and surprised when they see the film and experience it for the first time. It’s not like Harry Potter or Twilight necessarily where you know the stories.”
However Webb is fully aware of the great responsibility that comes with the power of his adaptation. He later confided, “We are constructing them from elements of the comics obviously, from the canon. And we pay homage and are very protective of certain elements of the canon, but we want people to experience it for the first time in the theatre and I think that’s an experience that it often robbed from the audience, so you’ll forgive me being coy [grins].”