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Andrew Garfield, Marc Webb suit back up for 'Spider-Man' sequel

September 28, 2012|By Nicole Sperling
  • Andrew Garfield will reprise his role from 'The Amazing Spider-Man.'
Andrew Garfield will reprise his role from 'The Amazing Spider-Man.' (Jaimie Trueblood )

Director Marc Webb and star Andrew Garfield are suiting back up for another chapter in "The Amazing Spider-Man," which grossed $261 million domestically this summer.

The duo responsible for rebooting the successful franchise just five years after the Sam Raimi-directed trilogy closed up shop in 2007 will resume production in early 2013. They will be working off a screenplay from Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt.

Sony Pictures announced the film's 3-D release date of May 2, 2014, back in April, months before it had locked in its director and star.

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While Garfield was expected to revisit his role as Peter Parker, there had been concern that Webb wouldn't be able to return to the Spider-Man fold as director due to an obligation he had with Fox Searchlight, the studio that produced Webb's first feature, "(500) Days of Summer."

According to a source close to Webb, the filmmaker was able to make a deal with Twentieth Century Fox and its former co-chairman Tom Rothman to push his one-film commitment to the studio to after he completes the 'Spider-Man' sequel.

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