A trilogy centring on Andrew Garfield's incarnation of Peter Parker/Spider-Man was confirmed via the film's official Facebook page.
"It's finally here!" the message said. "The Amazing Spider-Man is the first instalment in a movie trilogy that will explore how our fave hero's journey was shaped by the disappearance of his parents."
Marc Webb's rebooted take on the arachnid superhero has already broken box office records in the US.
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