We all knew Sony Pictures and Columbia Pictures were planning multiple movies in their insta-reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, which will start with The Amazing Spider-Man, but it looks like they’re already preparing to begin working on the sequel before the first has even finished filming.
It’s being reported that the services of screenwriter James Vanderbilt have been retained and that he’ll now begin working on the script for the follow-up after pitching an idea to executives that they apparently liked enough to approve of.
The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, the high school student who suddenly discovers he has incredible arachnid-like powers. Emma Stone will star as his love interest, Gwen Stacy, and Denis Leary is set to play her father, George. The movie also stars Rhys Ifans as the villain, the Lizard.
This type of quick-moving action happens all the time, but doesn’t mean we’ll be seeing a sequel quickly, if that’s your hope. Sadly, this will just be a first draft and will likely see many rewrites before a final script is settled on.
If all goes well (starting with the new movie actually being great enough to convince us the immediate reboot was a fair decision) we’ll likely see this one by 2014 or so.
[Source: Heat Vision]