James Vanderbilt Already Hired to Pen 'Amazing Spider-Man' Sequel
Not that it's unexpected, but even though principal photography isn't even completed on Marc Webb's new take on the iconic wallcrawler with The Amazing Spider-Man, Heat Vision reports the film's writer James Vanderbilt has already been hired to pen the sequel. Apparently the writer has even already pitched his outline for the sequel and producers and studio executives at Sony have given their approval. Obviously it's going to be awhile before we hear anything about the sequel considering the first film in this new franchise won't hit theaters until July 3, 2012, but that means a sequel shouldn't be that far behind.
Interestingly enough, Vanderbilt was also working on Spider-Man 4 when Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire were still attached to another sequel in last decade's Spider-Man franchise. His character driven approach to the screenplay rather than an emphasis on big battles and special effects got him on board to write three film's for that franchise, but we all no how that worked out. But those same writing traits are what got him hired for this rebooted franchise. In addition to being very familiar with Spider-Man, the writer should also bring some interesting criminal elements to the table after writing films like Zodiac. Now we just have to wait to see how The Amazing Spider-Man looks as the project moves through production. Sound good?