Oops! Looks like Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been delayed to 2017.

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Jun 13, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

Spider-Man, Spider-Man. Does whatever a spider can. Unless it involves coming out in 2016, apparently.

The Amazing Spider-Man came out in 2012. Its sequel bowed in 2014. So ... the third in the series -- 2016, right?

Well, that had seemed to be the plan, but it looks like things have changed. Tucked away in a report over on Ain't it Cool, there was this interesting nugget:

I have been told that THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3 has been moved to an undetermined date in 2017.

Oof. Nothing says the absence of lovin' quite like "an undetermined date." Considering that Amazing Spidey 2 has earned about $50 million less than its predecessor, it could be that Sony is having a long, hard think about what it's done and how to do it better.

Not to color this too much with an opinionated brush, but ASM2 was kiiiiiind of a garbage dump of a movie. Like, just a lot of garbage all piled on top of more garbage, seemingly in a random, slapdash, focus-grouped-to-death-so-who-gives-a-@#$ sort of way. So, if Sony is re-evaluating how to fix the franchise, that would be very welcome news.

Then again, it could just be that the Sinister Six movie is coming out in 2016 instead!

(via Badass Digest)