10 Milestones That Must Happen In The Amazing Spider-Man 3

Because we say so, all right?

Spider-Man is a cultural behemoth of the highest order. There are few superheroes - save for Batman and Superman - as inherently iconic as the friendly neighbourhood web-slinger. What, exactly, makes Spider-Man so appealing as a character? Does it purely stem from the fact that Spider-Man represents the ultimate form of escapism - that he can battle bad guys, attract super hot girlfriends, and generally spend his days flying around New York City, whilst also managing to keep his identity a secret (is there anything more romantic than that?). Who knows? Peter Parker isn't an everyman, either - he's a genius, a trait that you'd think would only serve to alienate him to comic fans and movie-goers. But he clings tightly to a sense of the childish, too, never afraid to unleash a witty quip or to "enjoy" the fact that, hey, he possesses the powers of a freakin' spider, despite being - yes - a human being. For whatever reason, it's hard to argue with the simple fact that Spidey is uber-popular. Which means that, despite the lukewarm reviews that met both The Amazing Spider-Man and the relatively negative reviews that met The Amazing Spider-Man 2, we're getting another installment in the franchise come 2018 (seriously: you have to wait that long). Here's our picks for the milestones the movie should incorporate...

Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.