Sony Pictures has announced that it will be making Spider-Man spin-off films that revolve around some of the franchise's villains and main characters.
Studio bosses have revealed that the franchise, which was rebooted in 2012 with Marc Webb's new take on the comic hero, featuring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, is going to be made into a bigger universe with stand-alone films for certain key characters and villains.
Michael Lynton, Sony Pictures' Entertainment chief, said, "We do very much have the ambition about creating a bigger universe around Spider-Man. There are a number of scripts in the works."
He added that Sony is "working closely with Marvel and Disney" to make this possible.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is all set to release in April 2014, will feature a host of classic villains from the original comics including the Rhino (Paul Giamatti), Electro (Jamie Foxx) and the Green Goblin (Chris Cooper).