In what is sure to be a surprise to Spider-fans everywhere, there are indications that a third ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ movie may be entering production soon, with lead actor Andrew Garfield lined up to return.
A casting call has emerged online from New York-based casting agency Bill Beckman Casting, calling for extras in Atlanta, Georgia to work on ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3.’ Garfield and Dane DeHaan (‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Harry Osborn/Green Goblin) are listed as the stars, although there is no mention of director Marc Webb.
The brief film description reads ‘Peter Parker/Spider-Man faces a new challenge to protect New York City.’ (Never saw that coming…)
If this casting call is legitimate, it’s quite an unexpected development in the ongoing saga of Sony’s ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ series for a number of reasons. Firstly, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3’ is not scheduled to hit screens until 2018; secondly, the series has never shot in Atlanta, Georgia thus far.
Most significantly, though, there has been widespread speculation that ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3’ might have been abandoned outright - and Andrew Garfield along with it - after the somewhat lukewarm audience reaction to ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’
There remain rumours that Sony and Marvel Studios may still be in negotiations over Spider-Man, with Marvel potentially standing to regain creative control of the character - and, just maybe, being able to incorporate their iconic web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Naturally, talk of a third ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ going into production casts serious doubts over this.
On the other hand, could this ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3’ in fact turn out to be ‘The Sinister Six?’ Despite the relative limbo Sony’s Spidey movies seem to be in at present, the planned spin-off movie based around the team of super-villains (from ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ writer-director Drew Goddard) is still officially lined up for a November 2016 release, meaning that’s the film most likely to go into production next.
It’s almost a foregone conclusion that DeHaan’s Green Goblin would appear in this super-villain team-up movie, and Garfield’s Spider-Man could surely at least have a cameo.
Could this casting call for ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3’ be a simple misunderstanding, then? Either way, someone knows something we don’t. Watch this space for more as we hear it.
Our thanks to Comic Book Movie for bringing this to our attention.
Picture Credit: Sony