We still have over half a year until Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters, but it seems Sony is confident that film is going to be as well received as the first one in the franchise. They’ve already committed to at least four movies set in this Spidey universe, and now the writing trio of Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinker have signed on to come back and write The Amazing Spider-Man 3.
James Vanderbilt wrote The Amazing Spider-Man and an early draft of its sequel before Kurtzman, Orci, and Pinker took over. In addition to writing the third film, they will also get the “story by” credit, which Vanderbilt has for TASM2.
I definitely like the fact that Sony is bringing these writers back for at least one more film. While we haven’t seen whether or not The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a quality film yet, if Marc Webb really is creating this expanded Spidey universe, it’s important to have as much as possible stay the same behind the scenes.
If the last film and this next one are setting up a Sinister Six showdown, it’d be much better if the same writers who are planting things are also the ones writing the payoff. Then again, if TASM2 is a bust, we’re all going to be wishing Sony hadn’t committed to keeping this trio. But if it’s working, I’ll take consistency over the unknown.
Kurtzman and Orci aren’t overwhelmingly loved in the fanboy realms, so I could see a lot of people being upset over this decision. A lot of fans were especially irked by some liberties Kurtzman and Orci took with the Star Trek franchise. Still, I’m staying optimistic about this decision for now.
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 already has a release date of June 10, 2016, but first TASM2 will hit theaters May 2, 2014.
What do you think of Kurtzman, Orci, and Pinker writing The Amazing Spider-Man 3? Are you glad they’ll be back or is Sony making a mistake? Head on down to the comments section to share your thoughts.