‘Amazing Spider-Man’ gets more sequels: Third and fourth movies set

June 17, 2013 | 1:10 p.m.
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Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone film an action scene on location for the film "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on June 4, 2013 in New York City. (Aby Baker/Getty Images)

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Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone filming "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on April 17, 2013 in New York City. (Aby Baker/Getty Images)

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Jamie Foxx as Electro on the set of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on April 15, 2013 on the streets of New York City. (Bobby Bank/WireImage)

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Jamie Foxx as Electro on the set of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on April 15, 2013 on the streets of New York City. (Bobby Bank/WireImage)

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Jamie Foxx filming on location for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on April 21, 2013 in New York City. (Bobby Bank/WireImage)

“The Amazing Spider-Man” is gearing up for more cinematic adventures.

Sony announced Monday that the third and fourth installments in the saga of Peter Parker, as played by Andrew Garfield, are set for release on June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018.

“Spider-Man is our most important, most successful and most beloved franchise, so we’re thrilled that we are in a position to lock in these prime release dates over the next five years,” said Jeff Blake, Sony’s chairman, worldwide marketing and distribution, in a statement.

In the more immediate future, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” the sequel to 2012’s Garfield-starring “The Amazing Spider-Man” is due out May 2, 2014, and like its predecessor, is directed by Marc Webb (“[500] Days of Summer”). Emma Stone returns as Gwen Stacy, with Shailene Woodley joining the cast as Mary Jane Watson, Chris Cooper and Dane DeHaan as Norman Osborn and his son Harry, Paul Giamatti reportedly as villain the Rhino, and Colm Feore and Felicity Jones in roles yet to be announced.

Earlier this summer, photographers snapped photos from the set of the production of Garfield and Stone together, and of Jamie Foxx as the villain Electro. (Click through the images above to see some of the shots.)

The Electro photos, taken while the filmmakers were shooting in New York’s Times Square, show Foxx wearing creepy blue makeup and prosthetics, as well as an LED-lined hoodie, revealing an Electro that might not be familiar to some fans of the classic villain.

In the original comics, Electro is an electrician named Max Dillon who gains the ability to generate and control electricity after he’s struck by lightning while repairing a power line. He turns to a life of organized crime. The character, who first appeared in 1964, is typically seen wearing a green suit and a yellow lightning bolt mask. But Foxx’s Electro appears to be more closely modeled on the Ultimate version of the villain.

In the “Ultimate Spider-Man” comics and TV series, Electro has a different original story involving genetic experimentation, and he’s often portrayed as bald, strong and glowing with blue electricity.

The “Spider-Man” sequel announcement follows word from Disney last week that the studio has secured dates for two as-yet-untitled Marvel movies. One will open May 6, 2016; the other is set for release May 5, 2017.

– Noelene Clark and Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex

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2 Responses to ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ gets more sequels: Third and fourth movies set

  1. John W. says:

    If they're going to march out an endless line of sequels to yet another super hero movie, then this one is as good a foundation film as there is. I never cared too much for the first three, but damn the fanboys, I really liked the reboot.

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