I think they have things all set up for Gwen meeting the same fate her 616-comics counterpart met.
I want Kingpin or Venom for the sequel. I understand why Venom would be interesting to Sony in order to introduce the solo Venom film, and it could lead to some literally insane action scenes, but what I truly want is Sony to get back the rights of Kingpin and make Spider-Man take down the biggest crimelord of New York City, that somehow is involved with all that is going on in Oscorp.
Sony never had the rights to the Kingpin in the first place. So they couldn't "get him back." If Fox loses the Daredevil rights, Marvel is not going to sublicense Kingpin to Sony for a Spidey film.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Kingpin, introduction of Norman Osborn (and his "miraculous" recover) as a villain linked to him, introduction of MJ, Harry and developing the relationship of Peter and Gwen even further. Electro should play a part here as the bodyguard of Kingpin, linked to Oscorp.
The Amazing Spider-Man 3: Goblin, The Night Gwen Stacy Died, ending the film similar to "Ending A" that Mister Mets thought.
The Amazing Spider-Man 4: Venom. Dealing with the guilt that the death of Gwen will provoke, we see Peter failing at connecting to anyone in his Peter Parker life, but falling in love with Black Cat, while MJ is trying to make him understand that he can't let the guilt consume him.
The Amazing Spider-Man 5: Dr. Octopus needs to be a secondary character in the previous films, and rise to become the main villain next to someone else, maybe
The Amazing Spider-Man 6: Sinister Six. Film is divided in two parts.
Wishful thinking, yes, but I want more than a trilogy this time around.
SHH: Does Sony have the rights to Kingpin? That was a great Spider-Man villain until Frank Miller took him for his run on Daredevil and he became known more as a Daredevil villain, appearing in that movie.
Arad: Believe it or not, Kingpin was on loan to Daredevil, so again, anything that is part of the Spider-Man Universe or introduced in the Spider-Man Universe--without getting too legal beagle here--is an opportunity, and if we have a story that Kingpin is important, I'm sure we can handle that.
And yet we haven't seen Skrulls or Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch anywhere.
Translation: I'll believe it when I see it.
Provide an example of any other film franchise where the fourth in a series came close to or out-grossed the original. You'll find that it's the exception, by far.
If this had been the first Spider-Man movie, it's gross would be freaking astronomical.
Hollywood only cares about results. And this movie made money. But did it make enough money? (Yes, there's going to be a sequel. Sony doesn't want to lose the Spider-Man license since they're hard up for genuine money-makers.)