Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Coming Soon: 'Spider-Man 3 & 4'

Spider-Man, played by Andrew Garfield, is all set to weave the web in 2016 and 2018.

Coming Soon: 'Spider-Man 3 & 4' (© Reuters)

Los Angeles: 'Spider-Man' is returning to cast his web in four films.

Sony Pictures has announced that it will release its third and fourth 'Amazing Spider-Man' movies on June 10, 2016 and 2018.

A threequel was always in the pipeline but the announcement of a fourth film means that the superhero will enjoy a longer stint at the box office.

The sequel of the reboot will see Andrew Garfield return in the role of Peter Parker. The film is currently in production in New York and releases on May 2, 2014, the Hollywood Reporter said.

"Spider-Man is our most important, most successful, and most beloved franchise so we're thrilled that we are in a position to lock in these prime release dates over the next five years," said Sony Pictures vice chairman Jeff Blake.

'Amazing Spider-Man 2' is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner, with a previous draft by James Vanderbilt, and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

Superheroes are doing well at the box office with the latest being Superman movie 'Man of Steel'. The film has earned USD 200 million worldwide since its release last Friday.

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