In a move that speaks largely to the confidence Sony has in Marc Webb’s franchise reboot, they’ve just announced (via Deadline) that May 2nd, 2014 will see the release of The Amazing-Spider Man 2.  Or The Amazinger Spider-Man.  Or whatever you want to call it.  Here’s what they said to Deadline:

“I think it speaks volumes about our confidence in what we are seeing on the new film and our desire to move quickly on the next installment.”

Well, in a way this at least assures the film won’t be a trainwreck.  Actually, no, it doesn’t.  It assures that they don’t care if it’s a trainwreck.  I wasn’t a fan of the trailer, and plenty of people felt the same way.  It’s the internet knee-jerk reaction that we’ve all come to expect and it’s warranted, as the trailer paints the film as serious in tone as Batman Begins.  Which works for Batman.  Spidey?  Not so much.  But again, it’s just a trailer.  There’s plenty of hyperbole that should at least be spared until early test screening reports come flooding in.