The Hollywood Reporter announced that Sony signed James Vanderbilt as screenwriter of the second film in the rebooted franchise. We all knew there was going to be a sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, unless it ends up sucking like Superman Returns and they have to reboot the franchise again… but I’m pretty sure that’s not going to happen.
The Hollywood Reporter:
James Vanderbilt, who penned Amazing, will be back behind the keyboard for the continuation of the new movie franchise.Vanderbilt had a meeting with the Spider-Man filmmakers and studio execs yesterday outlining his take, getting a thumbs up, and will now begin writing.
Vanderbilt has become part of the Spider-Man family at Columbia, which has enjoyed great success with a tightknit group of creative people. Vanderbilt first worked on Spider-Man 4 for the studio, back when Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire were planning to continue the series.
Looks like someone’s thinking ahead of time. We’re about a year and four months away from the release of the first film of the rebooted franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, and they’re already getting geared to write the next one. I’m just hoping this film is actually good. But it looks as if Sony has complete faith in Vanderbilt. Must mean the first film is going to be pretty good.
The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters July 3, 2012.