Many fans have been curious about the future of Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, after it was recently revealed that Andrew Garfield and director Marc Webb's last movie will be The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which is set for release on June 10, 2016. Today, The Daily Star reports that the actor has been offered a new contract that will see him playing the web slinger through the year 2020.
Here's what an unidentified "senior source" at Sony Pictures had to say, adding that the actor's current contract includes a movie that will be released in 2015.
"Andrew is already contracted to make two more films for release in 2015 and 2016. But we are looking to tie him to the role for as many as a further four pictures given the huge success the franchise is enjoying. The part is pretty much his for as long as he chooses."
It isn't known what this mysterious 2015 movie may be, but it could be one of the two spin-offs Sony Pictures is planning, The Sinister Six and Venom. However, since no cast members have been announced for either of those projects, and Sony hasn't specified when they will be released, it seems unlikely either spin-off could be ready so soon for a 2015 release.
The Daily Star's report also reveals that the actor has been offered a box office profit-sharing deal to help entice him to return.
It isn't known if the actor plans on accepting the offer, but the site reports that the actor and his girlfriend Emma Stone have been celebrating in Los Angeles by searching for a new home together, reportedly worth $10.4 million in L.A.'s Hidden Valley area.
Here's what Los Angeles-based media analyst Mike Raia had to say about the proposed deal.
"Figures are looking great for the franchise, which should easily rack up half a billion dollars per movie. I would not be surprised if Andrew was able to accrue as much as 60 million pounds ($101 million U.S.) if he says yes to a profit-sharing deal as well as the huge salary per movie he now commands."
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