Just a couple weeks ago, Marvel Studios laid out their full slate of films that will come out between now and 2019. Similarly, DC Comics and Warner Bros. have announced their superhero plans between now and 2020. In addition to X-Men: Apocalypse, Fox has also cemented plans for a Deadpool spin-off and have very real plans for a Gambit film starring Channing Tatum. But what the hell is going on with the future of The Amazing Spider-Man.

Ever since The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released this past May and deemed a critical and box office disappointment, the future of the franchise has been unclear. Sony has been wishy-washy about their next step – be it The Amazing Spider-Man 3 or The Sinister Six - and while there has been a good amount of talk surrounding projects like Venom and a female-led Spider-Man Universe film, it’s all clouded in uncertainty and non-specific release dates. As the comic book movie world is getting bigger and bigger, the franchise is falling behind – and what it needs is a real and stable plan.

So how can The Amazing Spider-Man series get back on track and suture up its future? That’s precisely the topic at the heart of this week’s Hero Blend. Joining me for episode #41 is Cinema Blend’s resident Spider-Man savant Sean O’Connell, who has more than a few interesting thoughts about where things need to go from here. Hit play, and enjoy!

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