Andrew Garfield will return as Peter Parker in <em>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</em>The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield and director Marc Webb have been confirmed to return for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Here's what Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad had to say about the news.

"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."

We reported in July that Marc Webb may not be able to direct this superhero sequel, since he is contractually obligated to make another movie for Fox Searchlight Pictures, under his deal for (500) Days of Summer. It seems they must have come to some sort of an arrangement, though, with production expected to start in early 2013. Emma Stone is in talks to return as Gwen Stacy.

Marc Webb will direct from a screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Jeff Pinkner, based on an earlier draft by The Amazing Spider-Man writer James Vanderbilt.