Spider-Man spin-off movies in the works

Los Angeles: Sony Pictures have announced they will be making `Spider-Man` spin-off films centred around some of the franchise`s villains and main characters.

Studio bosses have revealed the franchise, which was rebooted in 2012 with Marc Webb`s new take on the comic book hero, starring 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 set for an April 2014 release, 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).