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‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Coming May 2, 2014

How's that for confidence?

Quick bit of news here: Sony has set a release date for the Amazing Spider-Man sequel almost a year before the first film even comes out. Amazing Spider-Man 2, or whatever it will be called (we're hoping for Spectacular Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, Peter Parker: Spider-Man, or possibly even Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man), will be released on May 2, 2014. Which is a nice way of telling the rest of Hollywood to get the hell out of Sony's way.

In a comment given to Deadline, an anonymous Sony executive said, "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." Or at least their cockiness.

We were unimpressed by the footage shown at Comic Con 2011 so we're exactly calling this great news, but if Sony's really this gung ho about the movie then maybe they've seen something we haven't. Well, hopefully they've seen something we haven't. They're making the film after all.

CRAVE Online will be back with more Amazing Spider-Man news after we spin a web. What size? Oh… any will do.