The Amazing Spider-Man
may not be in cinemas for another couple of months, but Sony aren't resting on their laurels, as proven by the announcement that the sequel will go into production in early 2013.
A first draft of the script had previously been written by James Vanderbilt, but the studio has now revealed that screenwriting duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci ( Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen ) have been brought in to give it a rewrite.
"We grew up as huge Spider-Man fans," said the pair in an official statement, "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."
"It's a thrill to have Alex and Bob put their stamp on this franchise that we all love so well," said Producer Avi Arad. "They have an innate understanding of what makes Peter Parker not just a superhero, but a hero for all of us."
The film is currently scheduled to open in the US on 2 May 2014, with first outing The Amazing Spider-Man opening over here on 4 July 2012. It seems as though Sony have big plans for their friendly neighbourhood web-slinger...