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Spider-Man 3 back on? Casting call rumors surface despite plans to axe Andrew Garfield as lead

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January 6
6:16 AM 2015

For a long time, it seemed like 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3' movie might be a long shot. There had been an ongoing debate whether or not the sequel was going to happen. There have been talks of Marvel Studios planning to replace Andrew Garfield as lead. Sony Pictures has also expressed their plans to revive the franchise.

Apparently, Bill Beckman Casting had recently sent out a casting call looking for male and female extras of different ethnicities, ages 18-65. The casting call gives some information on the rumored upcoming Spider-Man film, including the fact the the film will be produced by Sony Pictures. The casting call also states that Andrew Garfield and Dane DeHaan will be starring in the film and will be reprising their roles as Peter Parker and Harry Osborne respectively.  There have also been recent rumors that Tobey Maguire, who played Peter Parker in the Sam Raimi films, will be returning as the lead role.

Sony Pictures had long since delayed Spider-Man 3 and there have been talks about rebooting the series once again. There was even an report that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 movie has been pushed from June 10, 2016 to an undetermined date in 2018 with the film Sinister Six coming out first.

The report further stated that The Amazing Spiderman 2 raked in only about $709 million, which is the lowest revenue of any Spider-Man movie to date. Sony was even in talks of bringing back Sam Raimi to come back and work on the Spider-Man franchise.

According to a Bloomberg report, Sony believes that it will see a revenue growth by "as much as 36 percent." over the next three years due to the Spider-Man films.

Should Sony films reboot the entire franchise once again? Do you think Andrew Garfield should be recast? Is The Amazing Spider-Man 3 really worth it? Leave your comments below.

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