`Spider-Man 3` gets delayed, to release in 2018

PTI| Updated: Jul 24, 2014, 17:49 PM IST

Los Angeles: The fans of `The Amazing Spider-Man 3` will have to wait longer as the web-casting superhero`s arrival in theatre has been delayed by almost two years.

Sony announced the reshuffle in release dates at San Diego Comic-Con. The film, which was first scheduled to bow in 2016, will now release in 2018, said the Hollywood Reporter.

The studio has instead moved forward the release date of Spider-Man spin-off `Sinister Six`, which now opens in theatres November 11, 2016.

`Sinister Six` is about the villains in the Spider-Man universe and tells the story of they try to destroy New York.

Drew Goddard will write and direct the movie.