According to an interesting quote in Variety, there will be new Spider-Man movies every year for the foreseeable future.
Sony Picture Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal put it bluntly: "We are expanding the Spider-Man universe into The Sinister Six and Venom, so that we have Spider-Man movies every year."
This news comes off the heels of the Variety article, "Sony Needs More Franchises," which criticizes the studio for not having tentpole blockbusters. Still, director Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man brought in $752 million worldwide, which isn't half bad. The only problem is that failures like After Earth have kept Sony waiting for this summer's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The article also confirmed that he would be directing The Amazing Spider-Man 3.
Spinoffs like Venom, which is being directed by Alex Kurtzman, and The Sinister Six, which Drew Goddard is currently writing the script for. With DC expanding its universe with Justice League Part One and Fox possibly bridging the gap between X-Men, The Fantastic Four, and an X-Force Movie, do you think the superhero genre will be played out?