Monday, 17 June 2013

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FRANCHISE SET TO CONTINUE THROUGH 2018


Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh. My review for The Amazing Spider-Man, the reboot of one of the most financially successful franchises in film history, just five years after it ended, was pretty positive. It's a decent film, and it made decent cash. But Sony seems more confident in its money-making and crowd-pleasing potential, greenlighting films three and four before The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has even wrapped principal photography. They'll come out on the 10th of June 2016 and the 2nd of May 2018, respectively. So, yes, we already know which film is going to kick off Summer 2018, despite the hopes of many (myself included) that the whole superhero-Summer-season trend that's been raging since, well, Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man film might have been on its way out by that stage. It's not fun to look into the future and see nothing but the same, is it? Part two of this series will open the Summer season next year, on the 4th of May. And much as I trust it to be a solid enough film, I simply don't see the potential for a major franchise that I saw in Raimi's films, which only lasted for three, were significantly bigger events than last year's reboot, and which I mostly (particularly with the first one) didn't like as much as Marc Webb's version.