We've long suspected that 'Amazing Spider-Man 4' would be more of a 'Spider-Man' spinoff and now it looks like those suspicions are true. Spider-Man himself, star Andrew Garfield, now says he has nothing to do with the planned 'Amazing Spider-Man 4' saying he's only under contract for one more film.

Garfield spoke to Yahoo! about 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' and eventually the conversation turned to the upcoming sequels. When asked specifically about 'Amazing Spider-Man 4,' Garfield said:

I mean I’m under contract for another one after this… as far as a fourth one? That’s not anything to do with me.

Garfield would be over 35 years old by the time 'Amazing Spider-Man 4' hits theaters in 2018, likely getting a little too old to play Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire was 32 when 'Spider-Man 3' opened). Both Garfield and director Marc Webb have been hesitant to commit to that film (which, we're guessing is just a codename for a Sinister Six movie), but this is the first we've heard a more definitive statement about it. There's a difference between not being contracted for the movie - after all, Robert Downey, Jr. wasn't contracted for 'Avengers 2,' but he still signed a new deal to return - and the film not having anything to do with the actor.

The latter would indicate that the franchise is going in a new director and doesn't need the actor to return. It's a smart strategy by Sony to expand the universe, knowing that Garfield can't keep playing Spider-Man forever.

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