The Kidd here...
We haven't seen whether Marc Webb was able to successfully reboot Spider-Man yet or if Andrew Garfield is the right fit for the suit or if the Lizard finally getting his moment in the villainous spotlight was done well yet, but Sony isn't wasting any time in making sure THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 is ready to go if Spidey finds success again this summer.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci (TRANSFORMERS, STAR TREK) have been tapped to pen the script for the Spidey sequel with an eye on having the follow-up lined up to head into production at the beginning of 2013 for a summer 2014 release date. James Vanderbilt, whose script for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN convinced Sony that they had the right project to move forward on when the plug was pulled on Raimi's SPIDER-MAN films, had already written a draft for the next chapter, but he's now off putting in work on WHITE HOUSE DOWN, creating the opening for Kurtzman and Orci to step in.
With the built-in fan base of Spider-Man, I have a hard time seeing this not come to fruition. I'm still not sold on this new vision for Spidey, but the money is going to ultimately be there, because this is Spider-Man. That'll be enough for a sequel to get the green light. Right now, we can only hope for the best (and I've got my fingers crossed, because it'd break my heart to see a subpar Spider-Man flick). If Webb has done something pretty good, then we won't have to wait long for the next one...
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