Mon, 25 Nov 2013 06:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Spider-Man spin-off movies in the works

We do very much have the ambition about creating a bigger universe around Spider-Man, says Sony Pictures' Entertainment chief Michael Lynton


Spider-Man spin-off movies in the works (© Reuters)

Los Angeles: Sony Pictures have announced they will be making 'Spider-Man' spin-off films centred around some of the franchise's villains and main characters.

Studio bosses have revealed the franchise, which was rebooted in 2012 with Marc Webb's new take on the comic book hero, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, is going to be made into a bigger universe with stand-alone films for certain key characters and villains.

Michael Lynton, Sony Pictures' Entertainment chief, said, "We do very much have the ambition about creating a bigger universe around Spider-Man. There are a number of scripts in the works."

He added that Sony is "working closely with Marvel and Disney" to make this possible.

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2', which is set for an April 2014 release, will feature a host of classic villains from the original comics including the Rhino (Paul Giamatti), Electro (Jamie Foxx) and the Green Goblin (Chris Cooper).

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