We know Sony are keen on stretching the Spider-Man web as thin as it’ll go, but will we really see another Spidey flick in-between now and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 in 2016?

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It’s all rumor, speculation and conjecture right now, but a report suggests that Andrew Garfield – the star of the franchise as the titular superhero - has been offered a multi-million dollar deal to play Peter Parker and his all-action alter-ego until 2020. What’s more, he's also contracted to appear in movies in 2015 and 2016.

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“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... He is even being offered a box office profit-sharing deal to stay in the Spidey suit for another six years,” a senior source at Columbia Pictures, who joint-own the franchise alongside Marvel, claimed. Moviepilot.com had the quote. 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a worthy sequel and a resounding success. It only scored 53% on Rotten Tomatoes from around 250 reviews, but it grabbed a touch over $633m from the global box office. 

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A quickly turned around movie to sit in-between that and the already ambitious 2016 release date for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 would have to take the story in a new direction by way of an exciting spin-off or face nullifying the franchise’s potency. Three films a decade – as long as they’re high quality and worthy of the Spider-Man name – are better then than 10 ill-conceived money grabbers.