This is Amazing news for Spider-Man fans!
Because Marvel's film rights are tied up in different studios, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone won't be joining The Avengers anytime soon, which is a shame, because Emma TOTES has superhuman cuteness!
But Sony has decided to give fans the next best thing! They're creating their own series of tie-in films by expanding The Amazing Spider-Man universe! Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad says:
"The Spider-Man film franchise is one of our studio's greatest assets. We are thrilled with the creative team we have assembled to delve more deeply into the world that Marc [Webb], Avi [Arad] and Matt [Tolmach] have begun to explore in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
So what will the first two films to spin off from the franchise be?
The first will focus on Venom, the alien symbiote that gave Topher Grace that jacked-up grill in Spider-Man 3. In the comics, the black suit played both hero AND villain, depending on its host.
The second is called The Sinister Six and will focus on a massive team-up of villains, sort of like an Avengers of guys who say, "I'll get you, Spider-Man!" We're guessing Jamie Foxx's Electro will play a big role.
Wow! It sounds like they're going to be pretty bad. And by that we mean downright SUPER VILLAINOUS!
The movies sound cool though! LOLz!
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