After grossing more than $750 million worldwide during its theatrical run, it's no wonder Sony is eager to get an "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel underway. So how soon will the cameras roll?

"February we start the next one,” said heavily-bearded star Andrew Garfield during an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Tuesday. “We started pre-production, we have a script, and it’s very, very good. You need that."

Slated for release on May 2, 2014, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" will see Garfield reprising his role as the famed webslinger alongside returning co-star Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley (recently cast as Mary Jane Watson) and, if a deal is confirmed, Jamie Foxx as the supervillain Electro.

You can watch a snippet of Garfield talking about the forthcoming superhero sequel - not to mention his white-hot romance with former co-star Denis Leary - on "Ellen" below.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.