The sequel to 'The Amazing Spider-Man' has been commissioned for release in May, 2014 even though the first movie isn't in cinemas until next year.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' will be released in May, 2014.
Although 'The Amazing Spider-Man' starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and his superhero alter-ego and Emma Stone as his first love Gwen Stacy won't hit cinemas until July 2012, film bosses are so confident it will be a success, they have already commissioned a sequel.
An insider told Entertainment Weekly magazine: "It speaks volumes about our confidence in what we are seeing on the new film and our desire to move quickly on the next instalment."
While Emma, 22 and 27-year-old Andrew are said to be contractually obliged to make a sequel, Denis Leary - who plays Captain Stacy, the father of Emma's character - has confirmed he will also return, although he refused to give any other details.
He said: "I guess they officially announced it. I don't know if I'm allowed to say. Every time you say something about this f***ing movie, they go crazy!"
Meanwhile, Denis revealed he loved working with the young stars, praising their maturity and professionalism on set.
He said: ""I loved Andrew. I really did. He's terrific in the role. He was trained as a gymnast when he was growing up in England, which came in handy. Most of the stunts in the movie are done live, in front of the cameras. He's just a terrific actor, and I really loved working with him."
"Same thing with Emma. They're actually more mature than I am, so that says a lot. They're really incredibly talented and really professional. She's 22 years old! I don't want to tell you what I was doing when I was 22 years old."