Well, the numbers are in and regardless of the mixed reviews (our very own Sarah has her’s here), it looks like Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man reboot is a success for Sony Pictures. Add up the revenue from the midnight screenings, the IMAX showing and first day box office, The Amazing Spider-Man took in $35 Million for its opening Tuesday, beating out the previous recored set be Michael Bay‘s Transformers from 5 years ago. It’s a safe bet the movie will carry on into the weekend ringing cash registers and making all the execs at Sony very happy.
Speaking of movie execs, some shocking revelations have been found on the films official Facebook page. I will warn you, they are spoilerish, so we’ll continue after the jump.
“The Amazing Spider-Man is the first installment in a movie trilogy that will explore how our fave hero’s journey was shaped by the disappearance of his parents.”
Those crafty bastards have been planning a new Spider-Man trilogy all this time! How… completely expected. Honestly if anyone is shocked by this, you’re missing out on the way the Hollywood machine works in the 21st century. In some random near impossible event that the movie crashes and burns by the weekend, we’d just get an all new, totally different reboot all over again. Spectacular Spider-Man anyone?
Granted, it won’t. So what can we look forward to in the next two Spider-Man movies? Well, SuperHeroHype squeezed the brains of producers Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad for some rumor juice. Will we see repeat villains from the Sam Rami era of web slinging flicks? Arad says we could easily see new and rebooted versions of Doc Ock and friends, maybe even the full Sinister Six!
“There are so many ways to paint these villains, all of them. As you know, one of the great sagas in the Spider-Man universe is of course the Sinister Six. I think Avengers did okay the last time I looked. It all depends on the stories that one wants to tell, because Spider-Man is really more a depth kind of a story, we have to be careful how many villains we can service, because a relationship with a villain has to be such that it’s a story on his own. We attempted to do multiple villains—you’ve been there—you just need screen time to do it.”
Tolmach even added that doing six movies and letting the full Sinister Six come together in an epic finale is ‘a good model‘ for the franchise. So, officially unofficial we could see Doctor Octopus (again), Kraven the Hunter, Vulture, Electro, Mysterio and even Sandman (again) battle it out with Spidey separately or together sometime soon. As Arad put it, “we are kind of peeling the onion and looking for what will be the most compelling and interesting relationships within the Spider-Man universe to continue and sometimes spin them off—that’s an opportunity.”
It sounds like this new Spider-Man franchise is in good hands, just so long as they are never introduced to the Clone Saga arc, we should be fine.