Originally Posted by Anno_Domini
Everyone thought the same in 2002...
Like Dent said no one back in 2002 thought it would even go as far as it did. And for the record it was supposed to go past SM3. It didn't because Raimi didn't like the treatment for SM4 and left which in turn made the rest of the cast leave too so they had to reboot it. Nolan is by far probably the only director who thinks of doing superhero films as trilogies. X-Men planned/plans on continuing the series beyond X3. Iron Man 3 hasn't even once been referred to as "the final Iron Man" or "the ending of a trilogy" by anyone. Every series ending in the third film is only because the fourth film has had unforseen problems. So to say Sony's rebooting the series after every 3 films is unfounded.