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Last Updated: Saturday September 06 2008 13:52 GMT

More Spider-Man films set to spin

Spider-Man 2

Two more Spider-Man movies are set to spin their way into cinemas - although it'll be a bit of a wait for them.

Spider-Man 4 and 5 are being lined up, with the first one hitting cinemas in May 2011.

The actor who played Spider-Man - Tobey Maguire - and his geeky secret identity Peter Parker, is thought to be getting ready to pull on the costume again.

The first three Spider-Man films were a massive financial success, making 1.4bn ($2.5bn) around the world.

It seems the company making the films, Sony, are going to make the two films in one giant production.

That technique - called back-to-back film making - has been used a lot in recent years, most famously for the Lord of the Rings films.

It means the company films all the scenes for both films in one long shoot, and then cuts all those scenes up to make two or more films out of them.

It often sees the first of the two films end on a scene that leads directly into the second movie, called a cliff-hanger ending.