It’s obvious from watching The Amazing Spider-Man that the film doesn’t quite work as a standalone piece at every turn. Indeed, I feel the last act, particularly the closing scenes, offer a lot of dangling threads that could perhaps have been tidied up nicely.
Though we know, and have known for a long time, that there was at least a second film planned, likely three. They certainly covered themselves for a trilogy in the actors’ contracts.
Sony have now been rather more explicit this, however, with their official Facebook page for the film saying:
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.
Or, to put it another way, they’re not planning to wrap up the missing parent storyline in the next film either.
Thanks to SHH for the heads up on that wee blurb.