Fans, rejoice!

Back in July it was reported that Marc Webb, director of the much-better-than-anticipatedThe Amazing Spider-Man‘, might not return for the sequel due to prior commitments to Fox Searchlight. Sony Pictures have now announced that Webb will return to the franchise, alongside star Andrew Garfield.

The lovely Emma Stone is also expected to return as Gwen Stacy, with filming scheduled to kick off early next year. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ is set for release May 2nd, 2014, so it’s going to be a while before we find out if the first installment was a fluke, but have faith, true believers! Excelsior, and all that jazz!

We could not be more confident in the direction we are taking this new Spider-Man storyline and we are tremendously excited to be ramping up production again with Marc at the helm and Andrew continuing on as Peter Parker,” said Sony. “We can’t wait to share what we have in store for Peter and Spider-Man with audiences worldwide.

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