Sony Gives ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ a 2014 Release Date
What are your plans for Summer 2014? Well, Sony assumes that The Amazing Spider-Man 2
will be part of them. The studio has claimed the most coveted Friday of every year — the first one in May — for its sequel to next
summer's highly anticipated franchise reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man.
A Sony exec told Deadline
: "I think it speaks volumes about our confidence in what we are seeing on the new film and our desire to move quickly on the next installment."James Vanderbilt
, who wrote the first film (out on July 3 next summer), had been asked to work on a sequel in hopes that the predicted success of the first would allow for the instant fast-tracking of a second installment. Sony must really like what it sees so far in both The Amazing Spider-Man
and whatever Vanderbilt's told them or shown them about the sequel to make an announcement of this nature so far ahead of time. Usually this kind of news breaks a few months before a film comes out when the studio has seen some form of the final product.
Sony will end Marvel Studios' four-year run in that first time slot of the summer. The studio released Iron Man 2
in 2010 and Thor
in 2011 and will debut The Avengers
next summer and Iron Man 3
in 2013 — all on that same weekend. Marvel would've undoubtedly filled that spot within the next year if Sony didn't take it.