'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.
Not to be negative, but I can't say I'm overly interested in either of these. The first Amazing Spider-Man didn't wow me, and while the notion of the X-Men and Fantastic Four sharing the same universe is interesting...I would much rather see the Fantastic Four mixing it up with The Avengers. That being said, there is always a chance that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is great and that the director of Chronicle(which I really enjoyed) does some great things with the Fantastic Four...
Chris Groves on Oct 2, 2013
Chris Groves not defending a big blockbuster? Mind = blown.
si1ver on Oct 3, 2013
Well, most of the time, if I don't have positive thoughts on a film, I'll try not to comment, or just won't think to comment...because unlike some people, I don't get interested in talking about things I dislike. You won't see me commenting on an article about the One Direction concert movie, or something like that. Or regarding The Hunger Games or The Lone Ranger. The stuff that gets my attention is stuff that I like.
Chris Groves on Oct 3, 2013
Fantastic Four will suck, Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch?!?! Come on!! I have to agree with you on Spidey and I think it's cause the whole casting black people for white roles thing. And c'mon Chris, you like One Direction and you know it!
matt hard on Oct 3, 2013
I'm the same way. We seem to like the same movies except I'm not impressed with a lot that's come out but you're usually positive about them. I love movies and love that we're getting all these epic blockbusters but I think they could be a lot better. It's refreshing to see you pessimistic about something. Yesss... come to the dark side.
si1ver on Oct 3, 2013
Yeah, I mean, to review, After Earth, The Lone Ranger, and Elysium were all films I really wasn't sold on. But I mean, Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Furious 6, Man of Steel, Pacific Rim...those were all everywhere from 'really good' to 'darn near perfect'. Man of Steel had it's problems, and the Fast and Furious movies are what they are(inherently "big dumb action movies") but both were still satisfying overall. World War Z, when I finally saw it, was still better than I expected. The Wolverine was good, nothing special, but solid. But everything else, all of the animated films, the comedies, and stuff like 'Percy Jackson'...all of that hardly even registers for me.
Chris Groves on Oct 4, 2013
And I too can't help but say, "Meh.". Until all of Marvel's properties are once again owned by the company that matter's most (MARVEL! Duh!) - then I just can't help feel that they won't be any "real" Marvel superhero stories coming from any other movie studio. ALL the Spider-man movies have been testament to that - AWFUL!!!!!!
MovieLuvr on Oct 3, 2013
Seth Grahame-Smith sucks. Nothing that comes from him is remotely original.
TheOct8pus on Oct 3, 2013
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