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Sony’s aggressive expansion of its rebooted Amazing Spider-Man franchise began last summer with the announcement of release dates for Amazing 3 and 4 in 2016 and 2018, respectively — meaning that the 2010s will be the first decade in human history with one Spider-Man movie every two years, so take that, 2000s! However, not everyone will stick around for the full quadrilogy: Director Marc Webb will take himself and his contextually perfect surname away from the director’s chair after Amazing 3.

“I want to help and contribute, but I think three movies…honestly, that’s it for me,” Webb tells EW. “I want to try other things.” Webb did allow for the possibility that he could stick around as a consultant on Sony’s whole Spidey franchise — an idea he also floated with The Daily Beast.

There is some precedent for the consulting role: Avengers director Joss Whedon has worked on other Marvel Studios films, while original X-Men director Bryan Singer produced First Class before making a return trip to the director’s chair on this summer’s Days of Future Past.

[Reporting by Sara Vilkomerson]

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
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