After helping Sony relaunch its biggest superhero franchise by guiding “The Amazing Spider-Man” to an impressive $751 million worldwide haul, director Marc Webb is set to return to helm “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which will swing into theaters in 3D on May 2, 2014.

Production will begin early next year with stars Andrew Garfield set to return as Peter Parker and Emma Stone in talks to reprise her role as love interest Gwen Stacy.

Avi Arad of Arad Prods. will produce with Matt Tolmach.

The sequel’s screenplay will be credited to frequent tentpole scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, as well as Jeff Pinkner, based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt.

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