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When ‘The Amazing Spider-Man‘ was released, Sony not only reset their Spider-Man film series but they also had a larger goal in mind. How large? Sony has already announced released dates for ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4’! However, that goal might soon get shaken to its very core as the current Peter Parker, played by Andrew Garfield (‘The Social Network’, ‘Doctor Who’), said that the forth movie was “not anything to do with me.” Wait, what?

Well, I’ve got three theories on what exactly that specific quote is going to mean. Let’s take a look at the full quote before I go into the theories though.

So the full quote was in response to questions about the forth film and its 2014 release date:

“I mean I’m under contract for another one after [‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’] … as far as a forth one? That’s not anything to do with me. But yeah, I think what we’re doing here is we’ve established the world. And now we get to really play inside that world.”

Well, since Garfield isn’t under contract as he stated, he’s probably just playing the game. Throwing out there that he’s not under contract could be a negotiations ploy that if the trilogy is successful, maybe he should be getting a bit more money. It wouldn’t be the first time an actor has gone that route.

The second option revolves around the idea that Spidey may not be the focus of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 4’ and in fact, could be a spin-off of existing characters. The Sinister Six, Shocker, Venom… a slew of other potential characters come to mind. They’ve been tossing around the idea of other films lately, so possibly the forth one is just to expand the franchise a bit.

The third idea? Well a little out of left field but what if they kill Peter Parker as he saves the day at the end of the third film? There is a precedent that while these films are made by Sony, we’ve seen Marvel’s stories take a page right out of the Ultimate Universe playbook. What if they followed that route and the forth film introduced us to a certain Miles Morales who ended up becoming Spider-Man in his own right. Obviously he couldn’t get training from S.H.I.E.L.D. like in the comics (as S.H.I.E.L.D. is a Disney property),  but there is plenty of story there to work with and it could potentially be what they have in mind.

You can watch the full interview with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone (‘Zombieland, ‘Superbad”), Jamie Foxx (‘Django Unchained’, ‘White House own’), and director Marc Webb (‘The Amazing Spider-Man’) below:

What do you think folks?  Is the future of Spider-man one of those three theories or do you have another idea of where they might be going with the series?

Source: Screen Rant