Nearly a year ago Sony confirmed that director Marc Webb’s recent iteration of Spider-Man will be featured in 4 The Amazing Spider-Man movies, but according to a recent interview with Andrew Garfield, his Peter Parker won’t star in The Amazing Spider-Man 4. I’ve long thought that Marc Webb is adapting, at least in part, the Ultimate Spider-Man universe, and with the current progression of supervillains, this series seems destined for the Ultimate Death of Spider-Man arc, and inevitably the rise of Miles Morales.
Here’s Garfield’s full quote:
I mean I’m under contract for another one after this… as far as a fourth one? That’s not anything to do with me.”
Admittedly, Andrew Garfield could always be seduced by a gigantic paycheck and return for The Amazing Spider-Man 4, but I’m convinced that Miles Morales is headed to the big screen. Sony’s invested a lot of time and money preparing for a proper Spider-Man Cinematic Universe, going as far as contacting Marvel Studios for advice. They wouldn’t reboot this universe, so they’re on the hunt for an organic path to continue the franchise after Andrew Garfield eventually departs… and they can do that with Miles Morales!