Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man

While the current planned trilogy of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 seems to revolve around the mystery of Peter Parker and his parents (along with throwing a veritable ton of villains at the guy), rumors and hints from those involved in the production have consistently teased that the films, and their many villains, are working as a set-up for a fourth film, which will feature The Sinister Six, a super-group of villains.  It’s basically Sony making a play for The Avengers model, but with, well, the anti-Avengers.

To make things more interesting, during a recent interview, Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield has stated he has not signed for a fourth Spider-Man universe film, and the film has “nothing to do” with him.

Specifically, Garfield told Yahoo! Movies UK this when asked about a fourth Spider-Man film:

“That’s all news to me…I’m under contract for another one after this. As far as a fourth one… that’s not anything to do with me.”

Garfield’s statement could mean one of a few things: it’s possible he is indeed not signed or involved in the fourth film (and won’t be), or that he will be but simply hasn’t signed yet.  Or, he could be playing it vague so that Sony re-ups him with a juicer contract.  Or he could simply be fibbing to keep the film under wraps.  Either way, we have to report it, because any single rumor about a possible upcoming comic book movie must be documented for historical purposes.

What do you think of Garfield’s comments?