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The Amazing Spider-Man 3
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Director: Marc Webb
Producer(s): Matthew Tolmach
Avi Arad
Simon Kinberg
Marc Webb
Writer(s): Alex Kurtzman
Roberto Orci
Mark Bomback
Kurt Wimmer (story)
Marc Webb (story)
Composer: Hans Zimmer
Release: 2016[1] (cancelled)
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The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is a cancelled 2016 superhero film that would have been the third installment in the Amazing Spider-Man film series and the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, Felicity Jones, and Chris Cooper.

It was said to focus on Spider-Man against the villainous team the Sinister Six in addition to being bonded to an alien symbiote, meanwhile meeting new friends in Mary Jane Watson and Eddie Brock and dealing with his grief from Gwen Stacy's death.


Production history

In February 2014, Sony announced that Webb would return to direct the third Amazing Spider-Man film.[2] In March 2014, Woodley told Total Films that she was unsure about appearing in the third film as Mary Jane.[3] In April 2014, Den of Geek reported that the Spider-Slayers and Black Cat were lined up for future films.[4] In May 2014, Webb expressed interest in seeing Kraven the Hunter as the villain in the film.[5] In January 2015, Sony Pictures has announced that it will carry out a casting call through CBM, taking aim at Andrew Garfield and Dane DeHaan to return in the film.[6] In February 2015, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and its sequels, including the spin-offs were officially cancelled, after Disney failing to reach a deal with Sony, the Spider-Man film series was originally going to continue without Marvel's involvement. However, due to negative backlash from fans, Sony and Disney renegaotied the deal and Development on the third Spider-Man MCU Film Spider-Man: No Way Home later began later that year.


  • The film would've been the last of the series directed by Marc Webb, who would have remained as producer and creative consultant for all subsequent films following.
  • The Sinister Six would have appeared as the villains of this film, and allegedly, Norman Osborn would have returned as the primary antagonist, becoming King Goblin.
  • It's unknown what relationship the third film would have had with The Sinister Six as both were to feature the villainous team. It's later been clarified ASM3 would've seen release first, with The Sinister Six as a sequel, with the story of "Spidey vs the Six" being a two-movie arc.
  • Finn Wittrock was in talks to portray Eddie Brock in this film and J.K. Simmons was considered to reprise his role as J. Jonah Jameson from the previous film trilogy by Sam Raimi (which he would in Spider-Man: Far from Home as part of the MCU).
  • Felicity Jones was planned to reprise her role as Felicia Hardy and would've assumed her alter ego, Black Cat, in this film.
  • It was stated the Spider-Slayers were also planned for future installments, albeit unknown if it would be used for this movie. It's likely B.J. Novak's role as Alistair Smythe in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was to set this up.
  • Venom was considered to be a villain in the film, although unknown in what capacity (be it the symbiote alone as Spider-Man's black suit or bonding to Eddie Brock). Marc Webb has since clarified that, unlike Sam Raimi, he definitely had plans to include the Black Suit, stating "given this movie deals with the height of Peter's guilt,it only makes since the symbiote show up then, when Peter's at his absolute weakest". Finn Wittrock was intended to have a smaller role as Eddie Brock, with the possibility of him becoming Venom by the end of the film, or The Sinister Six
  • It was implied Gustav Fiers, a shady figure throughout the films, would be dead by this film or Sinister Six, before Michael Massee's actual death in 2016.
  • Alan Tudyk was in talks to cameo as Cletus Kasady.
  • According to Denis Leary, who played Captain George Stacy, in an interview, a proposed plot idea for the movie was that Peter would procure a serum capable of resurrecting the dead (presumably expanding on both his father and Dr. Connors' own formulas and the Lizard Serum) and would intend to utilize on Captain Stacy and Gwen, possibly bringing them back to life. Marc Webb, Avi Arad, Alex Kurtzman, and Andrew Garfield all ultimately rejected the idea, believing that even in his grief, it would be something grossly out-of-character for Peter to do.