Spider-Man won’t be swinging into cinemas again until next summer, but Marvel are already setting up shop on a sequel.
Columbia Pictures have hired screenwriter James Vanderbilt to write a follow-up to Marc Webb’s 3D reboot, which stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.
Vanderbilt most recently penned the script for comic adap The Losers , and is currently working on the screenplay for the Total Recall reboot.
Apparently a meeting he took with the Spider-Man filmmakers and studio executives went very well, with them giving his outline an enthusiastic thumbs up and hiring him to start scribbling.
Clearly Marvel are expecting their new Spider-Man movie to be a massive success - and based on the internet hullabaloo surrounding the project, their confidence that it’ll birth a new film franchise probably isn’t entire misplaced.
The Amazing Spider-Man opens 3 July, 2012.
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