Did you ever wonder why Spiderman 3 never happened? In the last two decades, the Spiderman film has been full of stops and restarts. When Andrew Garfield took over the role, some Tobey Maguire fans expressed sadness but rejoiced at the thought of having a new Superman Movie.
In fact, when it reached the big screen in 2012, it grossed almost a billion dollars. Director Raimi’s interpretation was definitely a hit and many thought the new team up of Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield looks much better than that of Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire.
But when the sequel came in, it didn’t perform as well as the first movie. It wasn’t because of the cast, but most movie reviewers say there was too much going in the film. Simply put, it was kind of a mess. We still did hope they would redeem the film’s glory with another sequel. There were rumors of Amazing SpiderMan 3 and 4. Sony even gave hints on their plans of resurrecting Gwen Stacy as Spider-Gwen and a spin-off with Black Cat.
Release dates were even announced! June 10, 2016 for Amazing Spiderman 3 and May 4, 2018 for the 4th movie. Then, all of a sudden, the movie plans were scrapped out. Not delayed — but cancelled!
It wasn’t because Emma and Andrew’s split. It wasn’t because of the 2nd film that did not do well. According to some leaked mails, the decision was influenced by the new regime that took over Amy Pascal as the head of the Studio.
With the new management, a new direction was set out which includes hiring a younger actor to play Peter Parker. This is in light with their desire to keep Spiderman forever young.
And so Tom Holland played the role and made his debut in the movie Captain America: Civil War.
But Sony heads say, it was Andrew Garfield’s own resignation which led to the cancellation of the sequels.