'Amazing Spider-Man 3' And '4' Set For Release By Sony In 2016, 2018

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" won't arrive in theaters until May 2, 2014, but Sony already has plans for "Spider-Man 3" and "Spider-Man 4."

The studio announced on Monday that "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" would arrive in theaters on June 10, 2016, with "The Amazing Spider-Man 4" hitting two years later, on 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," Sony chairman of worldwide marketing Jeff Blake said in a press release.

"The Amazing Spider-Man" grossed over $752 million around the world after its release last July. The sequel stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Dane DeHaan and Chris Cooper. Speculation about what could happen to one of those actors can be found here. (Warning: potential spoilers.)

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