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The Amazing Spider-Man 4
Film information
Directed by

Shane Acker

Music by

Christopher Drake
Signal Void

Screenplay by

James Vanderbilt (screenplay & story)
Julianna Bard
Lizzie Baumgartner
Lana Baumer (screenplay & story)
Marc Webb (screenplay & story)

Produced by

Avi Arad
Matthew Tolmach
Alex Kurtzman
Roberto Orci
Marc Webb
James Vanderbilt
Amy Pascal
Jeff Pinkner
Shane Acker
Timur Bekmambetov
Andrew Garfield

Chronology
Preceded by

The Black Cat

Succeeded by

Silver Sable & Her Wild Pack

"Hey, name's Peter Benjamin Parker. Sure some of ya know me by my better half. The Amazing Spider-Man. My secret life once encumbered by a truckload of baggage of the past. And I'm happy as a clam t'say I'm finally past all that. Finally get to close that book and open up a brand new one, and put pen to paper. Or I guess in my case, web to surface. I'm burying the hatchet with Harry and Eddie and Doc Connors, and I've got an amazing girl who adores the hell outta me, Mary Jane Watson. I think I can finally say I've made my Uncle Ben and Aunt May proud. Gwen to. and my folks. I remember saying I loved everything about being Spider-Man, and I say it again with feeling now. I'm on top of the world now. But at the same time, I know new baddies are out there a'waiting, amping up for their crack at New York's friendly neighborhood hero. And I say, 'Come at me, Alex. I'm more than ready for anything ya'll gotta throw at me'."
Spider-Man to Rhino

The Amazing Spider-Man 4 is a cancelled superhero film intended as the fourth installment for The Amazing Spider-Man film series. It was originally to be released in 2018, before Sony rebooted Spider-Man with Tom Holland. Tom Holland's version of Spider-Man was first introduced in 2016's Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain America: Civil War. It was intended to be directed by Shane Acker and written by James Vanderbilt, Julianna Bard, Lana Baumer, Lizzie Baumgartner, and former director Marc Webb (who'dosovico produce), from a story by Vanderbilt, Baumer, and Webb.

Sypnosis[]

Four years gone by and life's finally seeming going right again for Peter Parker aka Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). With the defeat of Norman Osborn aka King Goblin, Gustav Fiers, Carnage, and most of the villainous Sinister Six behind bars in Ravencroft Institute, Peter is mending bridges with friends turned enemies Eddie Brock aka Venom (Finn Wittrock) and Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), and finally gaining closure from his murdered girlfriend Gwen Stacy's death, ready to start a new life with his fiance Mary Jane Watson (Shailene Woodley). However, once again a new menace, Scorpion (Rami Malek) comes out of the woodwork to threaten New York City, joined by disgraced roboticist and ex-Oscorp employee Alistair Smythe (B.J. Novak) and former Sixer Vulture (Matthew McConaughey), seeking vengeance on Spidey due to a previous encounter, while another malcontent, Dr. Miles Warren (Gary Oldman) plots out something separate but no less harmful to New York's web-slingin' champion.

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Trivia[]

  • In June 2013, Sony Pictures announced the release dates for the next two Spider-Man films. The third film was scheduled to be released on June 10, 2016, and the fourth to be released on May 4, 2018. Paul Giamatti confirmed that Rhino would return in the third film. That November, Sony Pictures Entertainment chief Michael Lynton told analysts: "We do very much have the ambition about creating a bigger universe around Spider-Man. There are a number of scripts in the works." Andrew Garfield stated that his contract was for three films, and was unsure of his involvement for the fourth film. In February 2014, Sony announced that Webb would return to direct the third Amazing Spider-Man film. In March, Webb stated that he would not be directing the fourth film, but would like to remain as a consultant for the series. Roberto Orci told IGN in July that he was not working on the third film due to his involvement in Star Trek Beyond. Alex Kurtzman stated in interview that the third film was still continuing production and that there was a possibility of seeing a Black Cat film. Sony Pictures later announced in July that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 had been delayed to 2018. After the announcement in February 2015 of a new series with Marvel Studios, the sequels to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were canceled. In July 2015, Denis Leary, who had portrayed police Captain George Stacy in the previous two films, revealed that the film at one point had Spider-Man "take this formula and regenerate the people in his life that died."
  • In December 2013, Sony issued a press release through the viral site Electro Arrives announcing that two films were in development, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Ed Solomon writing a spin-off to The Amazing Spider-Man focused on Venom (with Kurtzman attached to direct) and Drew Goddard writing one focused on the villain team Sinister Six. Hannah Minghella and Rachel O'Connor would oversee the development and production of these films for the studio. The Venom spinoff eventually became the 2018 film starring the character. In April 2014, it was announced that Goddard would direct the Sinister Six film, and that both spin-offs would be released before a fourth Amazing Spider-Man, with Spider-Man potentially appearing in both spin-offs. Later in the month, Tolmach and Arad revealed the Sinister Six film would be a redemption story, and that the film's lineup might differ from the comics. On July 23, 2014, Sony Pictures announced that The Sinister Six was scheduled for release on November 11, 2016. By August 2014, Sony was also looking to release a female-centered spin-off film in 2017, with Lisa Joy writing, and had given the Venom spin-off the potential title of Venom: Carnage.
  • Despite the announcement in February 2015 of a new series with Marvel Studios, the Sinister Six, Venom, and female-led spin-off films set in the Amazing Spider-Man timeline were then "still moving forward". Feige was not expected to be creatively involved with these films. However, the Sinister Six film was canceled due to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 underperforming commercially, and by November 2015, the other prospective spin-off films were canceled as well. However, Sony has reworked these plans into creating a new film series based on Marvel characters associated with Spider-Man separate from both the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the Amazing Spider-Man franchise, starting with the release of the 2018 film Venom. These include spinoff films centering around the characters of Morbius, Kraven the Hunter, and Silver and Black, a female-centric team up of the Spider-Man anti-heroes Silver Sable and Black Cat. Jared Leto portrayed the title character Morbius in the spin-off film, directed by Daniel Espinosa and was released on April 1, 2022, to critical and commercial failure. The Kraven the Hunter film will be written by Richard Wenk, and has a set release date of October 6, 2023.
  • Marc Webb, who directed the first three films, had made clear he wouldn't return to direct the fourth film, but would gladly stay on as a producer and creative consultant, and had expressed the desire, backed by Kurtzman, Orci, and Andrew Garfield that a plot proposal for the film would focus on Peter and Mary Jane getting married after the relationship grew throughout ASM3 and both parts of Amazing Spider-Man Presents: The Sinister Six, backed by both Sinister Six director Drew Goddard and screenwriter James Vanderbilt. As such, Webb, Kurtzman, Orci, and Goddard all persuaded Vanderbilt to return to write the fourth film, convinving Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal to hire him again after they rejected his original script for the second film.


References[]

  1. Andrew Garfield May Not Be in The Amazing Spider-Man 4. So, that means either if Garfield could still return or he will be replaced, most likely Robert Pattinson or Charlie Cox.

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