'The Amazing Spider-Man 3' and 'Fantastic Four' Reboot Land Writers
by Ethan Anderton
October 2, 2013
It's time for a Marvel movie news round-up! First up, with Sony setting dates for two more sequels in The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, and the release of the second film coming in the summer of 2014, it's time to get some writers for The Amazing Spider-Man 3. THR has word that Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (Star Trek Into Darkness) will again work with Jeff Pinkner to script the third film. The trio also wrote the second film, so it's no surprise they're back with a rumored villain arc leading to something big beginning in the second film. Sony also hopes director Marc Webb will return, but no deal is in place yet.
In addition, Fox has found a writer for their gestating reboot of Fantastic Four, with Chronicle director Josh Trank at the helm. THR reports Simon Kinberg, co-writer and producer Fox's forthcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, will also write and producer the superhero quartet revamp. Matthew Vaughn is also producing the film, which means he and Kinberg will have a bit of a reunion after working on X-Men: First Class together. Previous versions of the script came from Jeremy Slater, Michael Green, Seth Grahame-Smith and T.S. Nowlin, but supposedly Kinberg is doing quite a rewrite on what already exists. Names like Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller have been rumored for parts, but not confirmed. It's not clear how soon the project might get off the ground, but it sounds like the script needs work first.