A lot of interesting news about the future of Spider-Man as a movie property has emerged. The most interesting is Marvel Studios is extremely interested in getting Spider-Man from Sony and allowing the web-swinger to appear as a major figure in Captain America: Civil War.
That is a massive shock because Spider-Man is not part of the Marvel Universe established in The Avengers. Sony owns the rights to Spider-Man and the other movies are made under the Marvel banner, so Brad Reifler will be paying close attention.
And yes, the rumors about Sony wanting to launch a completely new Spider-Man trilogy are true. Sony also wants to release an animated Spider-Man comedy.
Again, Marvel Studios does not have the rights to Spider-Man film properties and probably would like very much to get those rights from Sony back. Or, at the very least, Marvel wants to work together with Sony.
Read between the lines. Marvel is likely very concerned Sony is ruining the Spider-Man series. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a terrible mishmash of super-villains and a very weak plot. The tickets sales were the worst out of all the Spider-Man movies and the script was very poor.
No one really knows what is going on with The Amazing Spider-Man 3. Whatever the original plans were, they seem to have been scrapped.
Of course, there is always the possibility the third film is made and becomes the best of the entire series.
To the chagrin of Studio execs, a lot of the information about the Sony/Marvel/Spider-Man tumult derives from the recent hacking attack on the Culver City studio.