Ever wonder why so many gaps are among the Amazing Spiderman movies? Moreover, what happened to the Amazing Spiderman 3 that was supposed to have followed, as well as the spin-offs?

It seems that for the past 20 years, the Franchise behind the Spiderman movies has continuously started and stopped them. Even more amazing than the amazing Spiderman himself, is the reason why the sequel never made it to the big screen.

According to Collider, Tobey Maguire’s role as Peter Parker was replaced by a younger Andrew Garfield, since the actual story of Spiderman consists of a boy becoming a man. Although this saddened some fans, they were able to overcome it, while thinking at least they had another Spiderman movie to look forward to.

Apparently, there had been some studio interferences and more that caused Sam Raimi to back out of Spiderman 4. Therefore — the director for the new series — was also replaced by Marc Webb, which was another bold move on Sony’s part, given that together Maguire and Raimi’s collaborations resulted in box-office hits.

The Amazing Spiderman 2012

In 2012 a reboot of The Amazing Spiderman hit the theatre’s, that starred an impressive cast including Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, Sally Field as Aunt May, Dennis Leary as Captain Stacy, Andrew Garfield replaced Tobey Maguire as Spiderman, and Emma Stone took the place of Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane, which I must say this new couple were much easier on the eyes than the previous two.

Nonetheless, this new version didn’t contain Raimi’s foolish interpretation of the character and took a rather serious approach instead, which is another contributing factor in making it more decent than its predecessor.

Not only did the movie gross close to a billion dollars, it also set a record for being the highest grossing reboot of all-time. Also, it gained the attention of a well respected critic, Roger Ebert, who stated, of all the Spiderman franchise, it was second best, which was one of his last reviews.

Being second to one is still quite impressive. What’s important, is that it’s on the plus side.

The Sequel

Although, the cast that included Garfield and Stone, did an awesome job, and the sequel was able to bring in around the same amount of earnings as the first movie did — it didn’t — however, appeal to the critics as well, who considered it to be somewhat of a jumbled mess, since there was so much taking place at once. However, it could have been worse, and earned a Razzie nomination, instead more sequels and spin-offs were still being planned for the future, in spite of the negative reviews.

Future Plans For Spiderman Sequels Ended Overnight

The plans for future sequels were pretty exciting but failed. According to sources found on the net, one of the intriguing plans Sony had, was to resurrect Gwen Stacy (who has the same powers as Spiderman) and her dad, characters found in a 2015 comic book, who was from another dimension.

Some claim that Sony was going for more sinister villains as well as giving Felicity Jones her own spin-off, and there was also talk about Sony planning to create a cinematic universe where they would use Marvel’s own characters to compete with each other. However, all this may have been rumored. In any case, it all ended overnight.

Plans for Spiderman 3 & 4

Spiderman 3 was to be released June 10, 2016 and Spiderman 4 on May 4, 2018, which, according to Collider Paul Giamatti would play the Rhino in number 3 and Marc Webb would be the director and only act as a consultant for the 4th sequel. But, strangely enough the sequels didn’t just get delayed, they were cancelled all-together.