Sony really aren’t hanging around; a little over two months before the The Amazing Spider-Man hits the big screen, Sony Pictures have today announced a rough estimate for the sequel to go into production for a 2nd May 2014 release and bring two new writers to work on the script!
But Sony’s intentions of a quick deliverance for the sequel isn’t exactly a secret. Way back last August, I reported that Sony had already greenlit the sequel just under a year before the movie is set to hit the cinema’s (3rd July in the US, 4th July in the UK).
So when will Amazing Spider-Man 2 go into production? Sony are aiming for the first quarter of 2013 and have brought writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (both Fringe, Star Trek, Transformers) to work on the screenplay (they will also get executive producer credits) for a 2nd May 2014 release.
“We grew up as huge Spider-Man fans,” they said in unison, “so, to us, the opportunity to work on this film is akin to being handed the Holy Grail. We love the direction Sony and the filmmakers are taking the Peter Parker / Spider-Man mythology and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this legendary franchise.”
Producer Avi Arad added: “It’s a thrill to have Alex and Bob put their stamp on this franchise that we all love so well. They have an innate understanding of what makes Peter Parker not just a superhero, but a hero for all of us.”
I don’t know about you guys, but this Amazing Spider-Man franchise is looking better by the second: the sequel is already schduled in for production, with the release already set and now with Kurtzman and Oci’s involvement I can’t see this movie going wrong! What about you? Are you looking forward to the Amazing Spider-Man and it’s sequels? Please let me know in the comments section below!
Also, if you’ve missed it here’s the trailer for the movie:
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