Not only is a sequel to the as-yet-unreleased The Amazing Spider-Man moving forward, it has James Vanderbilt in place to write the script. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony and Amazing Spider-Man writer Vanderbilt are re-teaming on the sequel. Vanderbilt laid out his idea for the next film for the studio execs and got the greenlight to go ahead with a script.
The Amazing Spider-Man reboots the series, with Andrew Garfield taking over webslinger duties from Tobey Maguire. Emma Stone co-stars as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans is The Lizard, and Sally Field and Martin Sheen play May and Ben Parker. 500 Days of Summer's Marc Webb (I still get a kick out of 'Webb' being the director of a Spidey movie, even after all these months of reporting on the film) helms the project which hasn't yet wrapped up shooting.
Columbia Pictures will launch The Amazing Spider-Man in theaters on July 3, 2012.
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