Re: The Amazing Spider-Man Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)
Sony wanted a clean break from Rami and his continuity, which is why they came up with the reboot and decided not to hire another director to carry on the Rami'Verse. The alleged leaked treatment for "Spider-Man 4" was horrid. Essentially it would have turned out to be basically "Spider-Man 3.5" which was what a lot of fans were calling it anyways at the time. It would have potentially turned out to be the Spider-Man equivalent of "Batman and Robin" which was something Sony wanted to avoid big time.
Marc Webb interview. He's joking about Mime
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Ignoring the The Last Stand since 2011.