The Amazing Spider-Man will be the first of three films

A new trilogy on the way

The Amazing Spider-Man is performing well at the box office and scoring widespread critical acclaim, so much so that Sony have announced it will be the first instalment in a new trilogy of Spidey films.

Despite predictions that the wall-crawler would struggle in a summer dominated by The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man netted $35m on its opening day in the States, giving it the biggest Tuesday opening of all time.

With experts estimating that the film will hit the $150m mark by the end of the weekend, it should come as no surprise that Sony have decided to bite the bullet and give the okay to a further two films in the franchise.

"The Amazing Spider-Man is the first instalment in a movie trilogy that will explore how our fave hero's journey was shaped by the disappearance of his parents," says a new post on the film's official Facebook page.

Director Marc Webb has revealed he's already been turning over ideas for a potential second film, although he hasn't been confirmed to return as yet. However, with the first film continuing to put bums on seats, we'd be surprised if he didn't get a telephone call sooner rather than later.

Have you seen the new film yet, and if so, would you welcome two more? Tell us, below!

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    • Lampost

      Jul 5th 2012, 8:39

      Whoever writes these news articles uses the phrase 'sooner rather than later' a lot.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Jul 5th 2012, 8:54

      "the biggest Tuesday opening of all time!" They should put that on all the posters

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    • alexr

      Jul 5th 2012, 8:57

      Followed by "The Biggest Wednesday Lunchtime Box OfficeTaking of all time"...

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    • Heisenberg

      Jul 5th 2012, 9:11

      Followed by "The biggest 11:30pm Thursday night showing popcorn takings of all time!"

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    • FBLHealy85

      Jul 5th 2012, 10:29

      They really need to improve the score. The music was really c**p. Spidey himself didn't even have a theme.

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    • EddieFelson

      Jul 5th 2012, 10:43

      I thought the film on the whole was ok, FBLHealy85 - spot on score was Shi*e! Nothing ground breaking but Garfield was good and I always enjoy Rhys, Emma Stone hmmm not great at all but definitely worth a watch and I'm sure I will enjoy the next 2 instalments.

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    • Aberskene

      Jul 5th 2012, 11:40

      a trilogy...really?! Never saw that one coming. Plenty of source material to work with though, so hopefully shouldn't be too bad.

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    • jhonny84

      Jul 5th 2012, 12:01

      people should stop moaning the first 3 spidermans was brill the remake was better only been out a day and still moaning about the music just enjoy the movies and respect the film directorrs and producers that who entertain us idiots who sit and moan about the films just enjoy it dont moan talk about the specil effects and the good stuff the next thing people will be moaning about is the new batman 3 when it comes out which im looking forward to no one can compare the classic batman movies to the darker batman so lets have some good comments about batman 3

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    • apo1978

      Jul 5th 2012, 12:39

      Oh God, is jhonny84 Dalidab? Mmm, ok, so they'll probably improve on the 2nd film. Then, the 3rd will be hyped so much it will buckle under its own expectation. Sound familiar....? Re-boot it now I say just to be safe.....

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    • SiMan

      Jul 5th 2012, 13:25

      Why does everything always have to be a triology. I know there's the whole beginning/middle/ending argument, but each individual fim should have that in them anyway. Surely you should just make as many films that you can provide a good story for, whether that be 1, 2, 3 or more.

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    • octomash

      Jul 5th 2012, 13:36

      Dear article writer: you did not spell the director's name correctly.

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    • Indianabones

      Jul 5th 2012, 13:39

      Loved the film, Yes its kinda obvious that there will be more. Some one once told me that Marvel films have a deal that it should only be 3 then rebooted.....this could be widely wrong..... but can't think of any marvel character gone past 3 films...... It appears to be following the Ultimate Spidy more than the older spidy, just hope they mix it up and do the original Gwen Stacy story, would be amazing!

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    • ChrisWootton

      Jul 5th 2012, 14:03

      I guess Iron Man might be exception to that rule.. he'll have three movies of his own and then, well.. at least two with the avengers. Don't tell me, the second one will be darker? AGree with you Indy about the Gwen Stacy story.. now that would be a great way to end a trilogy.

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    • EddieFelson

      Jul 5th 2012, 14:42

      jhonny84 it's a discussion forum for people to offer there opinions? And the music was sh*t, don’t want to talk about it don’t come on here? Easy?

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 5th 2012, 15:13

      Tell us something we don't know. I believe the plan is for four Iron Man solo outings, there'd be more if Downey was much younger.

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    • dougmla

      Jul 6th 2012, 2:50

      Gosh a Spiderman triology, what a great idea, I'm shocked it's never been done before........ oh, wait.....

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    • alexr

      Jul 6th 2012, 8:10

      @indianabones Hugh Jackman's Wolverine has been in 5 so far (Counting his cameo in First Class)...

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    • Siban1982

      Jul 6th 2012, 12:15

      Predictable and lame... that'll be Hollywood then.

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    • Indianabones

      Jul 8th 2012, 6:17

      @Alexr, good point about Wolverine..... but then could you argue it was 3 X-men films then rebooted (in a loose sense) then the Origins which could be classed as seperate.......... Think Iron man will be the first to go above 3 though. Would be nice to find out if there is some sort of deal in place or just the 3rd film curse killing them off

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    • Pearceyy96

      Jul 8th 2012, 12:20

      I thought The new Spider-Man was extremely good... Especially in IMAX 3D! And I really think the sequel will be better! Hopefully The director,if Webb or not, learns to include even more action, better 3D and not as many buts in the Total FILM review :D

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    • chrysler

      Jul 9th 2012, 16:59

      I saw this last night and I wasn't impressed. the critics keep going on about the great scenes between garfield and stone, but I thought they were entirely forgettable. loads of plot holes, the action scenes weren't great either and on the whole I felt underwhelmed and just thought "what was the point of this remake other than keeping the screen license". Couldn't warm to garfield throughout the film, he was a bit too angst-y (is that a word?) ps. the idea of trilogies goes back to classical greek tragedies which would be written and performed as a trilogy that would be entered into a single contest, then there also would be a single additional satire of the tragedy. hollywood just adapted the format. 3 serious movies then a c**p satire by the guys behind meet the spartans.

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