While we knew Andrew Garfield would almost definitely be back for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (as he signed a multi-film contract), there’s been some uncertainty over whether director Marc Webb would be back. However now it’s been confirmed to return for web-slinging follow-up.
Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad commented, “We could not be more confident in the direction we are taking this new Spider-Man storyline and we are tremendously excited to be ramping up production again with Marc at the helm and Andrew continuing on as Peter Parker. We can’t wait to share what we have in store for Peter and Spider-Man with audiences worldwide.”
Webb’s involvement was unsure due to the fact that his (500) Days Of Summer contract means he’s obligated to make another movie for Fox Searchlight Pictures. They allowed him to go off and make Spider-man, but it wasn’t certain if a new deal could be worked out to let him direct the sequel.
Shooting on The Amazing Spider-man 2 is expected to begin production in early 2013. Emma Stone is in talks to return as Gwen Stacy, but she’s not confirmed as yet. (Sourc: Variety)